Maximino Couture (Founder/ Designer Womenswear/ Atelier)
After taking technical courses on draping, patternmaking, sewing, illustration at FIT and Parsons, Maximino Couture was my designer brand using newly acquired technical skills and imagination. These were my formative two years where my design capabilities fully developed.
I sold my couture womenswear at my Atelier on 5th Ave as well as RTW to Bendels, Bloomies and Barneys.
My first collection was called Damselles in Damask. I used just one fabric to create 5 different silhouettes for 5 different body types. This was my PHD for draping and design. For my next collection entitled “Holidays On Ice” I was given a full editorial page in WWD. One buyer confided to me said “We buy couture in Italy…that’s were the parties are” Another said “You should move to France”. My third and last collection called “Liberty” featured fluid anatomical dresses in jersey.