Not For the Classic Princess: Extreme Bridal by Andre Soriano

Every woman dreams of her future wedding day, but not every woman dreams in shades of white. With colorful wedding dresses breaking into modern marriage ceremonies, it’s no wonder the fashion industry is more than happy to provide avant-garde gowns. Southern California based fashion house, Andre Soriano is bringing in a new wave of luxury bridal with colorful and funky frocks. The dresses break ties with tradition in purple hues, leg baring hemlines and trains longer than Karl Lagerfeld’s career. If you prefer your classic colors there’s still a few whites in the collection for you, but don’t expect simple silhouettes.

Coming from a modest background, Soriano’s family moved from the Philippines when he was young; his love of fashion was sparked by his mother’s construction of family clothing and drapes. He became vice president of his high school’s fashion club, then after graduating, went on to attend San Francisco’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising to pursue his dreams of designing. After opening his first store and realizing a successful career as a designer, Soriano started giving back to the community. The design house joined nonprofit groups to raise money for HIV/AIDS orphans and local college funds as well as collaborating with San Diego LGBT Pride.

Marissa Stempien

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