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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 Featured in Eurasian Vogue


CANDICE CUOCO SS19 COLLECTION

By Stacy Phan

 

From September 6th to 11th, 2018, New York Fashion Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion returned to the inspired location of The Angel Orensanz Venue.

 

​On September 9th, as one of the most anticipated designers of the Art Hearts week, Candice Cuoco‘s collection made its debut. Inspired by Veronica Franco, Candice Cuoco latest collection celebrates the duality of sexuality and intelligence of the female. ‘The Unboxing of the Female’ explores the multi layers of the female, the strength and the ‘acknowledgement of our knowledge’ as we stand in a time when women have never been more powerful.

 

​Included in the collection is stunning leather pieces synonymous with Cuoco, this time with the inclusion of hand painted pieces and dramatic dresses.

 

Cuoco tells me after the debut of her collection, “It’s almost as though women can be knowledgable, but then our sexuality has to be switched off. People always say my designs are dark, but they are actually still romantic, we are all of these things. It’s time we become really comfortable with being uncomfortable.”

 

Cuoco has undoubtedly pushed the boundaries in the most beautiful way with this collection. Juxtaposing the romance, with the darkness. Playing with the fluidity of movement in both her suits and intricate dresses.

 

​The finale dress alone (above), was a piece Cuoco envisioned for four months in her mind before she even put pen to paper to sketch. Taking two days to drape, two days to pattern, four days to make the eyelet hotels, punch them, place, fasten and eyelet each one of the 74 leather panels. And it didn’t stop there, it took an additional two hours with fourteen people, hand lacing the gown together backstage before the show. Cuoco is undoubtedly a designer that knows how to push the limits of her own imagination and takes us all along with her for the ride.

 

The collection is romantic, fluid in its movement but with a strong edge that represents the multi faceted layers of the female. Just like the designer herself, her pieces are intricate, with strength and softness and made with sophistication and intelligence. Cuoco’s collection tell us her story on the runway in this rich, beautiful and complex collection.

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.

Sudan Archives wears CANDICE CUOCO in Teen Vogue

Musician/Vocalist Sudan Archives dazzled in CANDICE CUOCO’s beaded fringe MARCHESA bodysuit and extended-sleeve bolero at Arizona’s Form Festival. The look drew raves, including a Street Style highlight in Teen Vogue. Sudan Archives’ sophomore EP, Sink, is on sale now.

At the one-of-a-kind Form Festival held in Arcosanti, Arizona, several talented artists chose to express themselves not only through their music but through their outfits. The women in particular stood out in looks that transformed their performances to a higher level of art. Luminaries including Charli XCX and Sudan Archives took the stage in incredible looks you’ll want to copy this all summer festival season long.
 

Caroline Griswold, Teen Vogue

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