When you think for your dream wedding, do you think of the perfect princess wedding in an amazing gown where your night in shining armor whisks you off in a horse drawn carriage, then a beautiful ball gown from designer Angel Rivera may be the perfect choice for you. His gowns are beautiful and opulent. grand and accented with just the perfect amount of sparkle. For those brides to be out there who dream of that beautiful cathedral train, you will defiantly find it in his collection.
Angel Rivera Couture has created a new image with the 2014 collection, Empress Collection. The 2014 collection has set Angel Rivera Couture apart from past seasons by introducing softer fabrics, feminine embellishments, and a garden party aesthetic.
Angel Rivera is known for his contemporary take on classic romance, which is evident in the newest collection. His gowns are created for the bride who wants to look and feel like a modern day princess. Drawing inspiration from royalty of the past and present, each gown is named after a Queen. Soft, romantic fabrics are delicately draped and embellished with intricate beading hand-sewn on each gown. Detailed trains and ball gowns are prominent throughout the collection in addition to classic silhouettes and gowns with unique necklines.
A wedding dress is the most important garment a woman will ever wear.
About Angel Rivera
Angel Rivera, best known for his contemporary take on classic romance, creates gowns for the bride who wants to look like a modern day princess in the 21st-century.
Born Angel Rocky Rivera to Spanish parents Madeline and Angel Sr., Angel Rivera was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and moved to Ohio at the age of two. As a child, Angel had an innate desire to create beautiful things. He was obsessed with fashion, and when he was old enough, he began to dress and accessorize his sisters for all kinds of occasions. But it was bridal that really caught his attention. “A wedding dress is the most important garment a woman will ever wear, and one that she will always remember and treasure,” says Angel.
After receiving his degree in Fashion Studies at Youngstown State University, Angel moved to New York in pursuit of a career in fashion. Since then, Angel has worked with industry’s top fashion houses, including Amsale, Kenneth Pool, Christos, Kirstie Kelly, and the world famous Kleinfeld. He also continued his studies in pattern making at the prestigious Parsons School of Design.
Through his studies at Parsons and his experience with brides-to-be at Kleinfeld, Angel acquired a keen eye for fit and proportion. His gowns embody sophistication and glamour, with dramatic silhouettes that flawlessly flatter the female figure. Angel combines luxurious silks with couture construction to create ultra-feminine pieces layered with nostalgia, charm and luxury; a distinctive look for which the designer has become known.
It all begins with a sketch that is brought to life through expert pattern making, draping and fitting. From inspiration to sketch to the runway, Angel Rivera’s gowns capture the hearts of brides around the world.