Bocci Will Debut New Collection at The London Hotel Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI (Oct. 8, 2014) – Couture designer Katerina Bocci will launch her 2015 luxury bridal gown collection during New York Bridal Fashion Week Oct. 11-13. Bocci will debut her seventh collection at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 with a runway show at The London Hotel (151 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019). The show will also headline Miami-based bridal designer Jorge Manuel.
“We can’t wait for everyone to see the new collection,” says Katerina Bocci. “I’m so inspired by the energy and beauty of real women and want to accentuate a woman’s beautiful body while using the most luxurious fabrics. My goal is always the same – to make a bride feel absolutely gorgeous on her special day,” she explains. “We are so excited to be in New York and thrilled to share the runway with my friend and fellow designer Jorge Manuel.”
Born in Albania, and educated in Italy, Katerina Bocci approaches her designs both with passion and technical expertise. Her hand-sewn craftsmanship, superb fit and innovative, avant-garde designs are luxurious and romantic, appealing to the most discerning brides-to-be.
Featuring opulent finishes, impeccable hand beading, Swarovski trim and stone, Bocci 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 even a chic new silver. The 2015 collection features a range of designs suitable for the most formal affairs and chic, intimate ceremonies.
More than half of the collection showcases the show-stopping, sweeping ball gowns and skirting with pick ups, which Bocci loves to design, including her Assia, Juman, Lourdes, Maia, Nova, Sabrina and Zoy dresses. Bocci’s gift for creating breath-taking feminine silhouettes is evident in four completely unique mermaid-style dresses, including Ambrosine, Bijenne, Emeline and Garcelle, which complete the 2015 collection, which also includes an A-line dress, London.
“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.
Famed photographer and television host Nigel Barker 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.
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 Michigan 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.katerinabocci.com.
Katerina Bocci’s accolades include nine 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.