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Fashion Friday: Black Bride Announces A New Wedding Gown Collection By Therez Fleetwood – Blackbride.com

Historically we have done something that has never been done before in more ways than one. We are changing the industry with the first collaboration between an online resource for brides of color, and a celebrity gown designer! Thank you Therez Fleetwood Bridal, for helping us celebrate brides across the globe with our new exclusive exquisite bridal gown collection. Designed with a classic twist on wedding gowns, and unlike Therez’s original designs…this collection is for brides who crave simply stated elegance when walking down the aisle in a gown that is timeless, classy, elegant, and made with the finest fabric. We also have a vintage gown in the collection, named “Lena” inspired by Lena Horn, it is a sexy classy vintage gown for the bride who loves all things vintage.

We are sharing one of the first gowns in the collection today, the “Jacqueline gown” inspired by Jacqueline Kennedy. We will share a few more in the collection before the official debut on the runway at the 2013 bridal show. The bridal show is set for Sunday January 13, 2013. Read more about the collection in the full press release below!

For Immediate Release: BlackBride.Com Makes History With Celebrity Gown Designer Therez Fleetwood By Creating A One Of A Kind Couture Wedding Gown Collection With A Classic Twist

NATIONAL) -September 20, 2012 – Embarking on collaboration with far-reaching implications in terms of the wedding market, Therez Fleetwood who symbolizes the epitome of ethnic-inspired bridal gowns has officially linked up with the premier bridal resource for brides of color, BlackBride.com.

The Black Bride Collection by Therez Fleetwood incorporates the same modern approach to bridal design and use of artistic detailing for which Therez is well known. These classic silhouettes are created with luxurious fabric and inspired by timeless elegance with eight (8) named gowns, each one symbolizing the beauty, class, grace and strength of women. The collection will provide brides the opportunity to wear the designer gown of their dreams at a moderate price point. The gowns are available in palettes of white, ivory, and champagne and include a range of looks perfect for the traditional and modern bride alike. The first eight dresses are set to launch Fall 2012, and will range from $1500-$2500.

“I’m excited to partner with BlackBride.com as the exclusive designer for their new collection,” says Therez. “This collection embraces my design talent and through BlackBrides.com, I look forward to sharing my creative vision with brides across the world.”

“We are eager to reveal the new collection,” says Mary Chatman, President and CEO of BlackBride.com. “With 10 years in the business, Therez Fleetwood is the name in multi-cultural bridal gowns, and our partnership creates a unique and exciting opportunity to bring the magic of her aesthetic to life for brides who have been dreaming of wearing a Therez Fleetwood wedding gown.” Therez is enthusiastic about designing this new collection and is excited to have the opportunity to work with BlackBride.com. This online company has paved the way for brides of color and their goal is to provide a collection of gowns that are as uniquely styled as the brides themselves.

Therez’s ethnic inspired bridal collection has been featured in several national and international fashion magazines, showcased on numerous television talk shows, and highlighted on a national television commercial for American Express. Her wedding gowns have also been on display at the Museum of the City in the “New York Gets Married” and “Black Style Now” exhibits. Therez is also the author of the national bestseller, The Afrocentric Bride – A Style Guide, she has also designed the Kente cloth costumes worn by Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Disneyworld. Therez has been featured as one of the hottest African American designers in the country by Macy’s “Catch The Designers.”

BlackBride.com has been the premier online resource for culturally diverse brides since 1998. For the past fourteen years they have been touted as “the ultimate wedding companion for planning the most romantic and important day of a woman’s life”. Black Bride serves as a unique one-stop resource to support couples in capturing the essence of their planned nuptials, merge their personal style to the momentous occasion, and truly have a wedding experience they may call their own.

All media inquires should be directed to the T.MORRISON AGENCY at 404.593.0607, or email at [email protected]

Photographer: Charlton Inije

Model: Lauriel Malone

Hair: Crystal Gresham Giles

Make Up: Quashaunda Kitchens

Dress: Jacquline from the Black Bride Collection by Therez Fleetwood

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