Premier Chicago couture designer, Elda De La Rosa, announces the introduction of her latest collection, the Concept Creation Couture Collection 2010, to be unveiled on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at FishmanвЂ™s Fabrics, 1101 S. Des Plaines St. in downtown Chicago. The fashion show will begin at 7:00 p.m., immediately following a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m.
вЂњI think itвЂ™s perfect that my Concept Creation Couture Collection will be unveiled at FishmanвЂ™s, as this body of work is a wonderful example of the inspiring medium of gorgeous fabrics,вЂќ said De La Rosa. вЂњIвЂ™m particularly excited about the showвЂ™s finale piece, which to me epitomizes the process of 'Fabric to Couture' -- taking luxurious fabrics and harnessing the feeling they elicit as inspiration for the red carpet.вЂќ
De La Rosa considers herself more builder and architect than fashion designer. Inspired by her love affair with couture and glamour, she uses elegant, rich fabrics as the canvas on which to create the pieces in this show. The Concept Creation Couture collection illustrates De La RosaвЂ™s extensive range as an artist and features evening and wedding gowns, cocktail dresses, separates and suits made with the decadent fabrics and rapt attention to detail for which she has become known.
The showвЂ™s finale will feature the gown selected for this yearвЂ™s Oscars Designer Challenge 2010, for which De La Rosa was chosen as one of only nine designer finalists in the country. The Gown, Lucero, is bluish/gold in color, made of iridescent, silk taffeta and inspired by the strong, yet beautiful and feminine women who have influenced De La RosaвЂ™s life. Specifically, she tapped into the classic, tailored, vintage look of the 40вЂ™s, where structure met femininity.