The White Dress is thrilled to discover an nurture new talent, and Angel Rivera is one of the hottest up-and-coming Designers the bridal world has seen in some time. While his gorgeous, timeless gowns speak for themselves, we thought we’d give Angel a chance to share a bit more about himself and is collection…
Carrie: How did you get into fashion, and more specifically, why did you choose bridal?
Angel: As a child, I had an innate desire to create beautiful things. I was obsessed with fashion, and when I was old enough, I began to dress and accessorize my sisters for all kinds of occasions. But it was bridal that really caught my attention. My mother would take us to the flower park in Ohio and I would see all of the brides taking photos in their gowns on their wedding day. They were so happy and always looked amazing. I think a wedding dress is the most important garment a woman will ever wear, and one that she will always remember and treasure and this is why I do bridal.
Carrie: I always hear brides saying they want to look “timeless” on their bog day. What makes a wedding gown timeless?
Angel: I believe the silhouette is what makes a gown timeless and then include a touch of drama to the gown to give it just enough detail. You’ll look back years down the road and still love the gown!
Carrie: Who is the ideal Angel Rivera bride?
Angel: The ideal Angel Rivera bride is a girl who wants a contemporary take on classic romance, and wants just enough detail on the gown to give it drama!
Carrie: There are a lot of Designers out there, and yet your name is among the most ‘buzzed-about.’ What makes your product unique?
Angel: What make my gowns unique is that they embody sophistication and glamour, with dramatic silhouettes that flawlessly flatter the female figure. Then I combine luxurious silks with couture construction to create ultra-feminine pieces layered with nostalgia, charm and luxury. It all begins with a sketch that is brought to life through expert pattern making, draping and fitting.
Carrie: Who is your all-time favorite ‘celebrity’ bride?
Angel: My all time favorite Celebrity bride I would have to say is Jacqueline Kennedy! Her beautiful ball gown was just perfect! It had a flattering silhouette but the details the gown had were just timeless! That gown would work just perfectly for a bride today!
Carrie: It’s time for Sophie’s Choice; Of all of your collections, which gowns are the most special to you?
Angel: This question is a hard one! I find all of my gowns special! They are like children to me! I love them all equally and I have put the same amount of time and effort into each one! So I just can’t give name one or two gowns!
Carrie: What celebrity do you dream of dressing on her wedding day?
Angel: Sofia Vergara!
Carrie: What is your fantasy fashion item? That one item that, when added to your wardrobe, would make your life complete?
Angel: My fantasy fashion item would be a outfit completely designed and made for me by the great Alexander McQueen! I would just love to see what he would create for me! I always found him remarkable!
As for what I would create for a fantasy fashion item? I would have to say I would love to create a bridal gown made of the purest silk with precious stones such as diamonds and rubies!!! I know it’s crazy!
Brides, now that you’ve read about Angel Rivera, get ready for your chance to meet him in person and view his Fall 2013 Collection at The White Dress! Angel will be available to meet one-on-one with our brides January 18-20. Call 949.723.0121 today for your appointment.