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March 21 & 22: Trunk Show with Jorge Manuel in Michigan

You’re invited to attend a trunk show featuring the designs of Katerina Bocci and Jorge Manuel from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. March 21 & 22 at Katerina Bocci Design Studio at 14232 Rick Drive in Shelby Township.

See Bocci and Manuel’s new 2014 bridal collections, enjoy wedding cake tasting and beautiful floral displays.

Brides-to-be must make an appointment to try own gowns between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please call 586-247-3622 to secure your spot.

For more information on Jorge, please visit: www.jorgemanuelweddings.com

Katerina Bocci Design Studio is open from Tuesday-Sunday at 14232 Rick Drive in Shelby Township. Brides-to-be may schedule appointments by calling 586-247-3622. For more information, please visit www.katerinaboccibridal.com. Or RSVP here.

Katerina Bocci’s accolades include eight consecutive years on Hour Detroit’s Best of Detroit list, Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40, The Knot’s Best of Michigan, The Knot’s Editorial Pick for gowns in 2013 and 2014, Real Detroit Weekly’s Best of Detroit and more.

 


March 15 & 16: Trunk Show in Greenwich, CT

Katerina Bocci will showcase her luxury bridal collection during a trunk show at Fontana Couture in Greenwich, CT March 15 and 16. Please call Fontana Couture to book your appointment. www.fontanabridalsalon.com

Fontana Couture
51 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
 
Telephone: 203-204-8600
Telephone2: 914-472-1441
Fax: 203-769-5639
 
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 


Katerina Bocci Launches 2014 Bridal Collection

Designer’s Bridal Collection found Outside of Michigan in Connecticut, Florida, Philadelphia and Japan – March 8 Trunk Show will Debut New Gowns to Local Brides-to-be

Katerina Bocci, known for dressing Detroit’s fashion elite and Hollywood celebrities, has launched her 2014 luxury bridal gown collection, which has attracted new customers half way around the world in Japan.

 

While Bocci’s main clientele remain women in her home state, her gowns can be found in boutiques in Connecticut, Florida, and Philadelphia and even in Japan.

 

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase my gowns to an entirely new audience,” explains Bocci. “When the boutique owner from Japan and said she wanted to carry my collection, I was surprised at first. But women far and wide want to look and feel like a princess on their wedding day,” she explains.

 

Katerina Bocci Spring ’14 collection showcases the sweeping ball gowns and pick ups in skirting that she has become known for. Five of the nine gowns in the collection – Fiona, Magdalena, Orelia, Vienna and Veronica – are reminiscent of a bygone era, yet forward thinking enough to recently capture the attention of the editors of The Knot magazine. Bocci’s Orelia gown received the magazine’s Editorial Pick at the Bridal Week Couture Show in New York.

 

Bocci’s gift for creating breath-taking feminine silhouettes with superb fit is unmistakable throughout the collection, especially in her Amara, Aria, Mirabel, and Renee gowns – four completely unique mermaid-style dresses.

 

“My designs accentuate a woman’s body, so she feels and looks absolutely gorgeous on one of the most important days of her life,” Bocci says. “My brides want to make an unforgettable impression – they want to stand out from the rest and walk down the aisle in a gown they’ve imagined wearing since childhood. It is my honor and pleasure to help women bring their dreams to life.”

 

Photographed by internationally acclaimed fashion photographer – and fellow Albanian American – Fadil Berisha, Bocci’s ’14 collection exudes sophistication. Her hand-sewn craftsmanship and innovative, avant-garde, and luxurious designs are sought after by the most discerning brides-to-bed. Born in Albania, and educated in Italy, Katerina Bocci approaches her designs both with passion and technical expertise.

 

Opulent finishes, including impeccable hand beading, Swarovski trim and stones adorn only the finest fabrics, including 100-percent silk shantung, silk organza, silk taffeta, Duchess silk and tulle in an array of whites, ivories, and creams. The 2014 collection features a range of designs suitable for the most formal affairs; chic, city weddings; as well as classic nuptials of any kind.

 

Famed photographer and television host Nigel Barker also recently captured Bocci’s avant-garde style during a photo shoot for Art Van Furniture, which featured a model wearing an exquisite gown she made of upholstery fabric. (Barker best known for his participation as a judge on the reality show America’s Next Top Model, is now the host of reality show The Face.)

 

Local brides-to-be will have the chance to see Katerina Bocci’s entire collection from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. March 8 at Katerina Bocci Design Studio at 14232 Rick Drive in Shelby Township. To attend, please register at www.eventbrite.com/katerinabocci, or call 586-247-3622.

 

Made in Michigan, Katerina Bocci’s gowns are designed, sewn and produced at her 3,200-square-foot design studio located in Shelby Township. The haute couture designer personally oversees the production of each and every gown to ensure the utmost quality. Katerina Bocci bridal gowns start at $2,500.

 

Katerina Bocci Design Studio is open Tuesday-Saturday at 14232 Rick Drive in Shelby Township. Brides-to-be may schedule one-on-one time with Katerina Bocci by calling 586-247-3622. For more information, please visit www.katerinaboccibridal.com.

 

Katerina Bocci’s accolades include eight consecutive years on Hour Detroit’s Best of Detroit list, Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40, The Knot’s Best of Michigan, The Knot’s Editorial Pick for gowns in 2013 and 2014, Real Detroit Weekly’s Best of Detroit, Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice Award and more.


Katerina Bocci Launches 2013 Collection in NYC Oct. 13-15, Adds New Trunk Shows…

 

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.

 


Katerina Bocci’s New Evening Wear Collection Makes Its Debut!

Here’s a sneak peek of Katerina Bocci’s new evening wear collection, which was showcased at a charitable event Sunday evening. With First Lady Sue Synder by her side, Katerina Bocci hosted a fashion blitz featuring several new couture dresses and a fabulous new bridal gown.

We will post all images to the Collections gallery soon. In the meantime, please call the Shelby Township (Michigan) studio at 586.247.3622 for more information.

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