Project Runway’s CANDICE CUOCO will debut her new AW18 collection, BELLADONNA, at two exclusive NYFW runway events on February 6th and 9th.
Inspired by BELLADONNA’s dual definitions of “beautiful woman” and “poisonous flower”, the collection epitomizes Candice’s mastery of marrying the beautifully dark and deeply romantic. The dramatic, high-waist silhouettes feature blacks and reds with pops of floral and chrome– at once both passionate and dangerous, much like the fierce women CANDICE CUOCO celebrates.
“Women can get their heart broken but mend it together to come back fierce and impassioned. You don’t know what love is until you have truly been crushed, slightly broken, died and survived.”
– Candice Cuoco
BELLADONNA marks the first time Candice has designed her own custom bespoke textiles. Working with EPSON America’s cutting-edge printing technology, Candice has been able to unleash her full artistic vision, creating prints that are uniquely innovative and intensely personal, and further blurring the lines between art and fashion.
Candice will preview the collection at EPSON America’s New York Fashion Week event on February 6th. The EPSON show features innovative designers from around the world as they debut prints that celebrate their unique backgrounds and cultures. EPSON hand-picked Candice to represent American fashion design, and her designs reflect both her California upbringing and Italian heritage.
The full BELLADONNA collection will premiere at Art Hearts Fashion’s NYFW event on February 10. Held at the same Angel Orensanz synagogue where Alexander McQueen made his New York debut, the venue holds deep meaning for Candice, who has long considered McQueen an inspiration and muse. To honor his legacy, an empty seat will be held in his honor in Candice’s front row.
Candice Cuoco shot to fame in 2015 as a finalist on Lifetime TV’s Project Runway, where she quickly became known for her edgy designs and exceptional skill with leather. Since Project Runway, Candice’s career has skyrocketed, with clients around the world and throughout the entertainment industry seeking out her dark and romantic designs.
EPSON dye-sublimation technology is a digital replacement for traditional screen printing. Designed using the latest advancements in performance imaging, the EPSON SureColor F-Series is the new benchmark in high-performance garment imaging.
ART HEARTS FASHION is a leading platform for designers and artists to showcase their collections in a contemporary fashion week setting. Founded in 2011, AHF has grown to become a top platform in the art & fashion community, with events held coast to coast as a national platform for designers.