Tuesday, October 21, 2008

AMY KUSCHEL BRIDE COLLECTION: ROMANTIC “CLEVER COUTURE”




SPRING/SUMMER ’09 PRESENTATION: Palace Hotel, Madison Ave NYC

Saturday, October 18th


Words, Images Judith Ecochard

Amy Kuschel’s glamorous Spring/Summer line was well received -by buyers and the press.

And for good reason.








The twenty-one looks designed by this 1989 FIT graduate –had the romantic and bold touches brides want…







Meaning… Ballgown, A-line, Sheath, and Trumpet Silhouettes


Delicate French Alencon “Peony” Lace and French Tulle Lace overlays













Sumptuous fabrics like Silk Taffeta, Duchess Silk Satin, Silk Organza








Varied necklines including the in fashion Asymmetrical Strapless, a V-Strap, Plunging Halter and ornate strapless bodices.








The craftsmanship, which we got to see at arm’s length, is superb. Amy Kuschel employs her own in-house team of pattern-makers, cutters, and sewers, insuring the perfect fit.







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Based in San Francisco –where all gowns are made too… Amy Kuschel embraces the Green via using “energy efficient” pattern making technology and practices, and recycling fabrics (Look #1-“Benefit” a recycled Duchess Silk Satin dress).










PRICE POINTS: Mostly mid-to higher end…from $1700 -$5000.


INFO: AMY KUSCHEL