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CANDICE CUOCO Presents SS19 VERONICA FRANCO Collection at LAFW

CANDICE CUOCO presented her entire VERONICA FRANCO collection for the first time at LA Fashion Week on Thursday.

 

The collection, named after the famed Venetian courtesan, speaks to the colder side of sex, honoring the women throughout history who shrewdly use men’s passions for their own survival.

 

VERONICA FRANCO celebrates its namesake with pieces that are at once both alluring and calculating— merging historical silhouettes with modern elements, and blending frills and filigree with cold metallic embellishments.

 

The garments feature custom-printed textiles from EPSON America, hand-painted leather by LA-based artist Kendell Cotta, and studs and hardware from GoldStar Tool in DTLA.

 

Candice previewed VERONICA FRANCO to rave reviews at NYFW, and is now touring the collection throughout the country. The Los Angeles marked the first time the entire collection will be shown as a whole. The runway event was held in the iconic Majestic in downtown LA, where it capped off Art Hearts Fashion’s opening night extravaganza.

VERONICA FRANCO by CANDICE CUOCO Featured on the Fashion Channel

CANDICE CUOCO’s NYFW preview of her SS19 VERONICA FRANCO collection was highlighted on the Fashion Channel. The NYFW event, in collaboration with Art Hearts Fashion, marks the launch of Candice’s first nationwide tour, with appearances scheduled around the country.

CANDICE CUOCO Launches New Swim Line at Miami Swim Week

CANDICE CUOCO brought her darkly romantic point of view to swimwear this week, as she debuted her new swim collection on Art Hearts Fashion’s Miami Swim Week runway.

 

Utilizing EPSON America’s ability to print bespoke textiles, Candice designed one-of-a-kind prints featuring dramatic florals, messy stripes, and art honoring the illustrations of Gustave Doré.

CANDICE CUOCO Partners with Epson for New Collection

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.

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

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