Accomplished fashion designer and Albanian native Katerina Bocci will present her latest collection at Couture Fashion Week in New York City. The highly anticipated fashion show will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2007 in the Roof Ballroom of the world-famous St. Regis Hotel.
After graduating from the renowned SITAM Institute of Design in Padova, Italy, Ms. Bocci opened her own fashion atelier in Albania. In 2001 she moved to the United States - what she calls "My Promised Land" - and quickly became known in the Detroit area for her impeccable fashion designs, selling to a discerning private clientele as well as to boutiques such as Alessandra Bridal, Janet Verner and Impulse. Her designs have been featured in Detroit Hour, Style and Inside Weddings magazines, and she is a favorite designer of TV news anchors Lila Lazuras and Rhonda Walker.
Ms. Bocci has worked with a number of charities, including the Rhonda Walker Foundation and the North American International Auto Show's Charity Preview. At the latter's recent event, the Detroit News named as Best Dressed "WDIV-TV Channel 4's Rhonda Walker's glam and sexy cranberry gown custom made by Shelby Township's Katerina Bocci." She also designed the evening gown for a photo shoot by Fadil Berisha Studio in New York with Miss Universe 2006 Zuleyka Rivera (pictured above) and Miss Albania Sadina Alla in the 2007 Miss Universe pageant (pictured at right). At another recent photo shoot, singer Fergie admired Ms. Bocci's work, so the designer presented the pop star with a beautiful gown to wear at an upcoming Hollywood event.
"I design to make a woman feel feminine, to feel a silky touch on her skin, and show off her curves," says Katerina Bocci.
In 2007 Ms. Bocci opened the largest fashion design studio in Michigan. The 3,200 square foot facility caters to savvy fashion clients with the best in custom couture bridal gowns, cocktail dresses, evening gowns, fine suits and coats made from luxurious fabrics, imported laces and silks. All clothes are hand sewn and tailored to the client's specifications, made to flatter the wearer and bring out her best.
"Katerina is an artist with a contagious energy for creative design and life itself," notes Couture Fashion Week producer Andres Aquino. "Her participation in this upscale fashion event will surely bring more recognition to this talented designer as she continues to develop and succeed in her field - one for which she has such great passion."
Couture Fashion Week and Bridal Fashion Week are multi-day events showcasing luxury couture and fine fashion including eveningwear, elegant fashion, couture bridal as well as accessories. Attendees include upscale consumers, invited VIPs, the press and selected high-end store buyers. The events also include exhibits of luxury brands as well as entertainment and networking cocktail and after-parties, and are held in top venues in New York City, Palm Beach, Naples, Florida and other selected cities.
In addition to its ongoing offering of unique branding opportunities for luxury products and services, Couture Fashion Week works in conjunction with lifestyle industry leaders around the world in offering attendance at the fashion shows as part of lavish travel and shopping experiences for those with exquisite tastes.