CANDICE CUOCO awarded Best Designer at Project Womens

What an amazing experience, launching Candice Cuoco’s first ready to wear line as part of OASIS, a prestigious showcase of emerging and noteworthy brands which is a part of MAGIC’s PROJECT WOMANS tradeshow in Las Vegas.


We took our first orders and had tons of interest from retailers who are excited to test the line in boutiques across the US and beyond. To top this off, CANDICE CUOCO won the BEST OF OASIS award for her custom fabric, EPSON-printed dress designs, and what made it better… the “judge” and award presentation was done by Mimi Elashiry! Mimi is an extraordinary fashion model and top-=echelon social media influencer, with nearly 1m followers on Instagram alone!


To punctuate the whole experience of winning such notarity, Mimi selected her favorite piece from Candice’s Fall ’19 RTW collection and – fitting perfectly without one stitch – modeled the dress while Candice modeled another piece from the collection!


Big shoutout to Epson America for printing that amazing textile for the and for all of the textile patterns in the line – they were a huge contributor to our successful launch. Check out some of what they can do on


Other highlights of the show include the intense interest in (and orders for!) our leather pieces – that’s always been at the core of what we do <3

CANDICE CUOCO Launches First Retail Line at Project Womens


Project Runway finalist CANDICE CUOCO is launching her debut wholesale line, available to buyers for the first time at Project Womens in Las Vegas, February 5-7.


CANDICE CUOCO is a fixture in magazines and at fashion weeks worldwide, worn on red carpets and in music videos — most recently by Nicki Minaj in her video for “Good Form”. Now Candice brings her deep romantic artistry from the runway to retail in a ready-to-wear line that blends her celebrated creativity and love of detail with silhouettes now available for women everywhere.


Never one to compromise, Candice has created exclusive custom textiles for this collection, featuring modern interpretations of regal prints in dramatic colors. Custom fabrics are a trademark of CANDICE CUOCO’s couture runways, and are now available for retail thanks to a unique partnership with EPSON America. Working with EPSON offers the freedom to design and print bespoke textiles that are perfectly-suited to each garment, and the potential to create unique prints and colorways to order for select wholesale customers.


It wouldn’t be CANDICE CUOCO without leather, and the ready-to-wear line features jackets, pants and skirts in buttery hides that will perfectly mold to the body, flatter every woman’s unique curves, and age beautifully over time. Candice has long said that leather is the material closest to her heart, with its armor-like strength and soft drape that perfectly represent women’s dual toughness and vulnerability.


CANDICE CUOCO has also created custom metal hardware for this collection, manufactured by TALON INTERNATIONAL INC. Utilizing TALON’s experience making metal hardware since 1893, the ready-to-wear line has been able to feature­ one-of-a-kind embellishments that are bold, yet intricate, and romantic with an edge, true to CANDICE CUOCO’s core design philosophy.


CANDICE CUOCO launched in California in 2016. As Owner/Creative Director, Candice gained an international following through successful runs on television’s Project Runway and Project Runway: All Stars. CANDICE CUOCO is guided by Senior Advisor Lee Sporn, who has over 25 years of experience in fashion, most recently as Senior VP of Michael Kors, and previously as VP at Polo Ralph Lauren.


Whether runway or retail, Candice stays true to her creative vision, melding her Italian heritage with Bay Area roots and elevating fashion to art.


For more information on the line, or to schedule an appointment during Project Womens, email or visit


CANDICE CUOCO Pop-Up Shop at Malibu Wines

Project Runway’s CANDICE CUOCO debuts her new DEFIANT collection at an exclusive pop-up shop at Malibu Wines on Saturday, November 4. Meet Candice and be among the first to see DEFIANT in person.


Luxury couture womenswear leather sprinkled with romantic studded shapes & beautiful beaded accents laced intricately throughout. Exaggerating shapes in our designer collection that celebrate the woman’s body in our own way. DEFIANT.


Can’t make the event? DEFIANT is available now on CANDICECUOCO.COM

Candice debuts new collection SIRENS at NYFW

Project Runway’s CANDICE CUOCO debuted her new SS18 collection, SIRENS, at an exclusive NYFW runway event.


Drawing inspiration from the sea, each silhouette features fabrics and embellishments that embody the ocean’s depths. Leather and silk are awash in fin-like ruffles. Textured fabrics and intricate details evoke mysterious aquatic creatures. Dramatic draping and sophisticated patterning reflect the waves and spiraling nautilus patterns of the sea. SIRENS bewitches and enchants, conjuring a mermaid’s dark seduction.


I never liked rules, so I promised myself I would never create by them. Instead, I designed against them.

– Candice Cuoco

Candice and Vanessa to close out LAFW

LA Fashion Week (LAFW) celebrates its fourth season of collections running March 17-19, kicking off the Fall/Winter event series on March 16th, 2017 with its Opening Reception at the Rooftop Loft at the W Hollywood, hosted by Vanessa Simmons. Her collaboration with designer Candice Cuoco will be unveiled at an exclusive engagement on Sunday, March 19th in a bookend closing to LAFW FW17.


“Los Angeles is oozing with amazing energy right now – we’re living in a cultural renaissance for fashion, art, and music. LA Fashion Week has done an amazing job of bringing these elements together, and I can’t wait for everyone to experience my take on contemporary cool. Collaborating with Candice on Bad Butterfly has been incredible. She has completely taken me out of my comfort zone as a designer, and has been teaching me the true fundamentals of fashion and design. This collection has transformed my skills and I’m super proud to be a part of something so amazing,” says Simmons.


LA Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter 2017 shows will explore new ways of highlighting each brand’s vision… Project Runway alumni Candice Cuoco and host Vanessa Simmons partner up to close out the FW17 season on Sunday, March 19 with the debut of their collaborative collection Bad Butterfly.