Sought After Designer Puts Detroit on Fashion Map with Luxe Bridal Line

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich., September 14, 2009 – Detroit-based couture designer, Katerina Bocci, is expanding her profile with the launch of her premiere bridal gown collection in October. The Katerina Bocci Bridal Collection will feature Bocci’s stunning execution, complete with hand-cut patterns, custom designs, and hand-sewn wedding dresses for the most discerning brides-to-be.

Bocci’s star has been rising after an acclaimed presentation of her collection at Couture Fashion Week in New York City in 2007. The award-winning designer has since acquired international acclaim among fashion elite and celebrities, including Aretha Franklin, Fergie and Jordin Sparks.

Bocci’s 2010 Bridal Collection will be debuted both the Wedding Channel Couture Show (InterContinental The Barclay New York Oct. 17-19) and the Wedding TrendSpot Press Fashion Show (Waldorf Astoria Oct. 18) in New York this fall. Bocci will host a sneak preview – Katerina Bocci Unveiled – at her studio in Shelby Township for press and brides-to-be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 24.

The Katerina Bocci Bridal Collection will continue her tradition of using exquisite fabrics, hand-sewn craftsmanship and innovative, sophisticated designs. Her luxury line will feature the most sumptuous 100-percent silk organza and tulle, hand-beaded laces and rosettes, and Swarovski trims and stones in an array of whites, creams and blushes.

Individuality is a key ingredient in Katerina Bocci bridal. From bold, avant-garde gowns fit for black-tie affairs to sleek, classic designs ideal for destination or outdoor weddings, Bocci’s collection embraces each bride’s distinctive wedding style.

“The first question I ask every bridal client is ‘describe the dress you dreamed of as a little girl,'” says Bocci. “I want to turn fantasy into reality for these women. This is the gown they’ll remember forever.”

Bocci’s years of pattern-making experience further accentuates her custom design process for flawless, formfitting perfection. All of Bocci’s designs hold the bride’s exact measurements, which she either takes herself or are sent in by the select bridal boutiques that carry the line.

Creating bridal couture in Detroit adds to Bocci’s uniqueness. Her 3,200-square-foot design studio is open from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday at Rick 14239 Drive in Shelby Township. Bocci’s gowns are made in the USA and include eco-friendly materials, including 100-percent cotton for comfortable dress liners.

Bocci sought to create attainable luxury, standing by her philosophy that dream dresses should be available to all brides. Bocci’s collection offers a broad range of price points to accommodate brides of all budgets. For more information, visit


Detroit: Kathleen Kennedy Ferris

KENNEDY | FERRIS Communications

Please contact Kathleen to schedule an interview or to reserve a press pass to the September 24, 2010 Bridal Collection Preview.

New York: Kaitlyn Reilly
Fox Greenberg Public Relations
48 West 21st Street, Suite 1000
New York, NY 10010

LA: Michelle Ward
Fox Greenberg Public Relations
8447 Wilshire Boulevard, Penthouse
Beverly Hills, CA 90211