MICHIGAN-BASED COUTURE DESIGNER KATERINA BOCCI
WILL LAUNCH 2013 BRIDAL COLLECTION
AT NEW YORK BRIDAL FASHION WEEK OCT. 13-15, 2012
Local and National Trunk Shows Will Offer Brides-to-Be a Sneak Peek of the Collection
Michigan-based couture designer Katerina Bocci –known for acquiring international acclaim among fashion elite and celebrities, including Aretha Franklin, Fergie and Jordin Sparks – is launching her 2013 luxury bridal gown collection at New York Bridal Fashion Week Oct. 13-15 at the Couture Show. The Couture Show takes place at the Hilton New York Hotel (1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10019).
Katerina Bocci’s 2013 collection pays homage to the Princess next door. This season’s collection features show-stopping ball gowns and breath-taking feminine silhouettes, combined with the superb fit Bocci is known for. Her hand-sewn craftsmanship and innovative, avant-garde designs are luxurious, appealing to even the most discerning brides-to-be.
“I design for the real bride-to-be who wants to feel like a Princess on the most important day of her life,” says Bocci. “I want to accentuate a woman’s beautiful body while using the most luxurious fabrics and flourishes, so she feels absolutely gorgeous on her special day.”
Born in Albania, and educated in Italy, Katerina Bocci approaches her designs both with passion and technical expertise. The end result is a romantic collection fit for royalty – it is sumptuous and classic, yet a touch unrestrained.
Bocci’s fifth bridal collection aims to encompass each brides’ unique sense of style, featuring opulent finishes such as impeccable hand beading, silk roses and glamorous belts made with Swarovski trim and stones. She uses only the finest fabrics, including 100-percent silk shantung, silk organza, silk taffeta, Duchess silk and tulle in an array of whites, ivories, creams, and on-trend color, Chai. The 2013 collection features a range of designs suitable for the most formal affairs; chic, city weddings; and dresses perfect for destination and outdoor ceremonies.
For the first time ever, Katerina Bocci will host two local Trunk Shows where brides-to-be will have the opportunity to preview the new collection immediately following its launch. Shows will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Katerina Bocci Design Studio at 14232 Rick Drive in Shelby Township. Additionally, Bocci will be touring the country for outstate trunk shows:
(SEPTEMBER 7-9, UNVEILED, PHILADELPHIA, PA)
(SEPTEMBER 14-17 SOLILOQUY, HERNDON, VA)
(OCT. 13-15 WEDDING COUTURE SHOW – FASHION SHOW SUNDAY)
Saturday, November 3 Katerina Bocci Design Studio
(NOVEMBER 16 & 17 ELIZABETH’S BRIDAL, NORTHVILLE, MI)
Saturday, December 1 Katerina Bocci Design Studio
(FEBRUARY 22-24 FIANCÉE COUTURE, FRANKFORT, IL)
As a young girl, Bocci had always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer, creating dresses for her dolls. She graduated from the SITAM School in Padova, Italy and opened a fashion studio in Albania. Bocci came to America in 2001 and quickly became recognized for her one-of-a-kind creations, building a faithful clientele and a prospering business.
Katerina Bocci’s gowns are designed, sewn and produced at her 3,200-square-foot design studio located in Shelby Township, Michigan. The haute couture designer personally oversees the production of each and every gown to ensure the utmost quality. Katerina Bocci bridal gowns start at $2,000.
Katerina Bocci Design Studio is open from Tuesday-Sunday at 14232 Rick Drive in Shelby Township (www.katerinaboccibridal.com). Brides-to-be, mother-of-the bride and bridesmaids may schedule one-on-one time with Katerina Bocci at her design studio by calling 586-247-3622. Katerina Bocci’s accolades include eighth consecutive years on Hour Detroit’s Best of Detroit list, Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40, The Knot’s Best of Michigan, Real Detroit Weekly’s Best of Detroit and more.