MEET THE DESIGNERS
Founded in 2014, Rebeca Imperiano, LLC is an architecturally constructed women's ready-to-wear brand with a minimalistic approach to the cosmopolitan woman. The line consists of innovative silhouettes and pieces that enhance the feminine body. This cutting edge collection embodies the woman who appreciates arts, design and wants to express her individuality. Timeless and versatile the clothing is designed for creative individuals who embrace the unexpected. This woman is looking for a look rather than a label. The line is conceived to accentuate perceived sense of culture, exploration, imagination and sophistication using architectural elements and concepts.
Rebeca Imperiano was born and raised in Brazil. Her relationship with fashion started at an early age through her fashion designer and entrepreneur mother who owns a successful evening and wedding gown business in her hometown. Rebeca earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Urbanism in Brazil and a Master of Science in Fashion Design from Drexel University in 2013. She won the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) 2013 certificate for her outstanding achievement in technical design among other awards at the Drexel Fashion Show including the BCBG Max Azaria and Emily Lung Accessory Award and the Pearl Miller Carpel Award. She also had the honor of being selected as a 2014 Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Designer in Residence.
Victoria Wright is a contemporary collection for the modern women aimed at enhancing and defining her individuality. The Victoria Wright woman is glamorous, timelessly elegant, yet effortlessly chic. Simply put, her brand philosophy is to bring back the art of dressing up. The Victoria Wright collection is driven by the compilation of diverse textures and modern florals, whimsical silhouettes, and vintage references. With a love of fashion and art history, world travel, and street style, inspiration is found everywhere from art museums to city streets across the globe. With her vivaciously chic woman in mind, Victoria Wright offers that “je ne sais quoi” through her charming designs.
Born and raised in Bucks County, Victoria Wright knew from an early age that she was going to be a fashion designer. She studied in New York City at Parsons the New School for Design as well as Philadelphia’s Moore College of Art and Design. Upon completing internships and freelancing for companies such as Rebecca Taylor, Urban Outfitter’s, and Club Monaco, Victoria began to visualize her brand. After being chosen as a finalist in the Philadelphia Magazine Fashion Project,and showing her first collection in Atlantic City Fashion Week, Victoria was accepted into the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator. Through the vast resources and support of the incubator, along with the encouragement from the Philadelphia Fashion Community, Victoria Wright continues to develop her line with the goal of bringing her vision to women worldwide.
New York-based Terese Sydonna, LLC is a contemporary ready-to-wear and accessories brand designed for the superhero in all of us. Inspired by bold prints, sculpture, and unexpected detail, Terese Sydonna’s collections celebrate a modern landscape where art, fashion and comfort intersect. Stylish, yet maintenance free, 95% of the collection is machine washable, quick drying, and wrinkle-free. The Terese Sydonna superhero is a game changer with a busy lifestyle; realistic; sophisticated; reveling in the finest of quality; and remaining confident and cool in any situation. Launched in 2011, Designer Terese Brown carefully designs each piece in the collection to be versatile without compromising on comfort. Her collection is made in New York, and stocked at the finest retailers in the United States and Canada.
Jamaican-born, New York-bred Terese Sydonna Brown is a 2014 alum of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s, holds a dual degree in Economics & Business and Studio Art from Lafayette College, and a Fashion Design degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.). After obtaining a strong business foundation at Lehman Brothers and Goldman, Sachs & Co., Brown pursued her fashion career in design, production, buying, sales and merchandising for NYC Alliance, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, and Lord and Taylor to name a few. Terese carefully designs each piece in the collection to be versatile without compromising on comfort. Hi-tech luxurious novelty knits and stretch wovens are transformed into beautiful multi-functional outfits that can be worn for any occasion. Her love for her culture, superheroes and the unexpected is evident in every collection. She credits her grandmother along with her experiences working on both the corporate and creative sides of the fashion industry for her understanding of fit, construction, prints and mixing fabrications. These experiences have set Terese apart, as she thoroughly understands the point of view of the customer as well as the buyer. She knows that the customer wants a wardrobe that not only is playful, but adds value to every aspect of their lifestyle.
Our Philadelphia Trunk Show Pop Shop will be in store May 11th - May 14th, with a special Designer Meet & Greet on Thursday, May 11th from 4-7 PM. Stop by and discover these rising designers!
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