Alina Pizzano gowns are for the Bride looking for an elegant, sexy dress that defines them...these are not your Nana's gowns. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on August 24, 2012.
About this project
Who we are...
Alina Pizzano couture bridal are the husband & wife team of Jameel Haiat (Creative Development) and Alina Pizzano (Designer).
Alina grew up in Los Angeles in a Cuban family, and was greatly influenced by the creative designs and dress making abilities of her Mother, Aunt and Grandmother. She was eventually inspired to attend Otis College of Art & Design, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design.
Alina's venture into the bridal market was borne out of the desire to design her sister's wedding gown. With such a limited amount of custom designers available, Alina seized the opportunity to fill a niche that she knew she could with elegance, inspiration, and individuality. Her sense of romance combined with contemporary design has brought her here, where she now creates her own Collection, Couture gowns and bridal accessories.
couture (n.) - The business of designing, creating and selling highly fashionable, custom made clothing for women.
All of our gowns, whether our Bride or Client choose to go Couture or one from the Collection, are completely handmade at our Studio in Pasadena under Alina's direction in order to maintain only the highest standards of fabrication, design and fit. This, in and of itself, is unique to the Bridal Industry, as most gowns are now made in India or China. We pride ouselves on keeping as local as possible by purchasing most of our materials right here in Los Angeles.
Elegant, Sexy...yet Comfortable!
Alina's gowns are all made of the finest materials any Bride could imagine, yet they are approximately 30% lighter than a typical wedding gown. In fact, even the Brides undergarment is bult into the top with boning and corseting materials (no need for a bra...)...these are not your Nana's wedding dresses.
In an intimate design setting, our Clients are actually involved from the very beginning in the creation of their gown. Through a series of one on one private sessions with the Alina, which include sketches (for our Couture gowns) and a sequence of fittings, Alina creates exquisite gowns using the finest novelty fabrics, trim and embellishments. We truly appreciate the time spent with our Brides & Clients and actually close the door to the Salon for a unique private experience!
In order to bring the new Collection to a wider market, we are looking to show at the New York Bridal Market. We will design and produce10-12 new gowns that are inspired by Classic Hollywood with a Contemporary flair for the Spring 2013 Collection. Additionally, we will be dressing our model in New York to truly show how beautiful and well fit the gowns are, along with new Look Books, fabric swatches, and other marketing info. The show is the largest in the country and attracts Bridal Boutiques, Salons, and other Retailers from all over the States as well as Internationally.
Your pledge will assist with all of the expenses associated with producing (from fabric to embellishments), marketing (from photography to printing) and launching a new Collection and help us to acheive our Project goal!
We have everything in place, including a brick and mortar Studio in Pasadena, Ca and our new e-commerce website: www.alinapizzano.com. We welcome a visit from you to just stop in and say "Hello", check out the Studio and meet us...or you can give us a ring @ 626.584.0076 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We are extremely passionate about what we do and absolutely believe that showing at Market will push the Collection out there and show others that there is a choice! We humbly appreciate all of your support and interest...Thank you!
Alina & Jameel
All of our gowns are made at our Studio/Salon right here in Pasadena, Ca. We are strong believers in keeping all of our processes local.
If you are unable to come directly to the Salon for fittings and meetings with Alina, we can still work via email and phone to design and create your unique gown.
Yes, of course. Gowns can be designed and created in a variety of colors, because we do it all in house. The only limitation is the fabric availability.
One 5"x7" postcard with a printed sketch from the new Spring 2013 Collection, signed by Alina.Estimated delivery:
One 8.5"x11" printed sketch from the Spring 2013 Collection and one printed Look Book from the new Collection, both signed by Alina.Estimated delivery:
One 8.5"x11" printed sketch from the Spring 2013 Collection.
Plus, one t-shirt (s/m/l/xl) with the Alina Pizzano logo on the front, and a print of a sketch on the back, of one of the gowns, all signed by Alina.Estimated delivery:
One framed 8.5"x11" printed sketch from the Spring 2013 Collection, including fabric swatches from the actual gown, one printed Look Book and one t-shirt (s/m/l/xl) with the Alina Pizzano logo on the front, and a print of a sketch on the back, of one of the gowns, all signed by Alina.Estimated delivery:
Everything in the $100 pledge, plus...one Couture hair accessory designed by Alina and created at the Studio.Estimated delivery:
Everything in the $250 pledge, plus...two Couture hair accessories designed by Alina and created at the Studio and one signed limited hard back copy of the Spring 2013 Collection Look Book.Estimated delivery:
Spend a full day with Alina at the Studio learning Couture techniques (includes the following):
Design Process / Patternmaking / Draping the Form / Muslin Pattern / Embellishment Techniques / Couture Sewing Techniques.
Each class will have a maximum of 25 "Students" per class, so there will be lots of great one on one time, hands on learning, and q&a throughout the day.
(Actual day & time for class to be determined)Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)
Everything in the $500 pledge, plus...Private invitation to come meet Alina and spend the day with us on our Photo Shoot as we style the new Collection for our latest Look Book (limited hard back copy to be sent after printing, signed by Alina) Lunch will be served as well!Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (15 left of 15)
Meet with Alina at the Studio and choose a gown from one of the previous Collections. Alina will guide you through the design process and she will work with you through all fittings, alterations, and on through to the delivery of your beautiful final gown. (Start date - January 2013 / to be held at the Studio)Estimated delivery:
1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)
Meet with Alina and have a unique, one-of-a-kind Couture gown, designed, fabricated, and delivered by Alina. You will go through the complete design process, including sketches, fittings, alterations, and delivery of your final Alina Pizzano couture gown all with Alina. A hand drawn sketch, signed by Alina, is also included along with a couture hair accessory. (Start date - January 2013 / to be held at the Studio)Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)