Pleased Plus Measurement Bridal Week! Yearly, we love to spotlight the newest plus dimension wedding ceremony robes and wedding ceremony designers — and in the present day, we’re ECSTATIC to share an interview with Jenine Nerecina, of Nerecina Couture.
Jenine is a customized bridal designer, and through her interview she made me to crack up a number of occasions throughout our interview. Jenine and I met a couple of days after The Oscar’s (extra on Jenine’s crimson carpet appears to be like in a future put up!), and whereas she was drained — she additionally sparkled!
Let’s speak customized plus dimension wedding ceremony robes!
Customized Plus Measurement Wedding ceremony Robes
Primarily based in Los Angeles, California, Nerecina Couture makes plus dimension bridal robes for brides who wish to stand out.
“Brides resolve on a Nerecina wedding ceremony robe as a result of they will’t discover what they’re on the lookout for on the massive field companies. My purpose is to make vogue items, robes that mix bridal and vogue. As a designer, I make bridal choices that aren’t already on the market, actually.”
A Life Calling
When requested how she acquired into vogue design, Jenine laughed and mentioned (eyes glowing), “This has been my solely factor! I knew I wished to be a dressmaker after I discovered to stitch at 7 within the Philippines. My grandma taught me, and beginning in highschool I actually acquired into making garments.”
Quick ahead a couple of years to 2018, and Jenine began her model. “Earlier than Nerecina, I had a straight sized model. However after I began Nerecina Couture, I knew I wished to have the entire sizes — however I knew I wished to vary it up. I mentioned, ‘I’m solely going to indicate fats women.’”
I’m solely going to indicate fats women.
“After I advised individuals in my life what my plan was, I get some facet eye,” she shares. “A former good friend advised me, ‘A thin lady would by no means have a look at a fats lady and ask what designer’s she sporting.’”
Jenine grins on the reminiscence, her smile rising larger as she added, “Now, at any time when we’re taking pictures outdoors, persons are all the time asking who we’re. And when a thin particular person asks what the model is, I smile to myself.”
Designers can typically really feel overwhelmed when requested about their inspiration, as there are lots of facets that feed their creativity.
For Jenine, “So for me, I like novelty materials, doing it in silhouettes which might be beautiful. I actually take into consideration how the material will look on the physique.” Jenine’s love of novelty material undoubtedly reveals, as her items usually have feather, sequins, sheer black mesh (ooh la la!), and different design parts.
As a result of Jenine is designing for distinctive or non-traditional brides, she all the time tries to create designs that may be worn once more. I would like brides to have the ability to say, ” I can put on this for my wedding ceremony, and I can put on it for a charity gala for my job.”
Jenine works together with her bridal purchasers in her studio in Los Angeles, or she’s blissful to satisfy over Zoom. “Some brides are nervous about Zoom,” she shares, “but it surely works very well. I stroll my consumer by means of the entire course of, and we have now enjoyable and chuckle whereas we do it.”
Tendencies in Plus Measurement Bridal for 2023
When requested about developments in plus dimension bridal for 2023, Jenine shared that she’s seeing extra brides order customized appears to be like for “courthouse weddings” or smaller ceremonies outdoors of a standard giant wedding ceremony.
“I’m additionally seeing brides get extra adventurous with plus dimension reception appears to be like,” she shares. “Jumpsuits are actually standard, and I’ve made my satin jumpsuit in varied off-shades of white for a reception look. I actually love that.”
Working with Jenine in 2023
In case you’re concerned about working with Nerecina Couture, we encourage you to succeed in out!
Study extra in regards to the model and designer at Nerecina.com!
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