COUTURE: What was the inspiration behind this season's collections and what elements are you most excited to share?
MOONLIGHT: Fall 2014 is inspired by bombshell Claudia Cardinale. Her hourglass figure and timeless beauty inspired us to emphasize on showcasing a seamless female figure with fresh innovative silhouettes and detailing. Be on the watch for illusion and lace gracing backs and necklines that are accented with lace, dazzling beading, and featured in rich blush colors.
COUTURE: As an established designer what advice would you give the indie designers we have showing at COUTURE for the first time?
MOONLIGHT: Find out what your focus and point of view is as a designer so that you can stay true to yourself and what you believe in. In a competitive world working hard, dedication, and commitment will have you reach success! Get as much experience as possible so that you will be able to draw on your various experiences and never stop learning.
COUTURE: The Bridal Market calendar is none stop and expands intentionally. What brings you back to New York each season?
MOONLIGHT: There is nothing more exciting than being in one of the fashion capitals of the world. The city itself is inspiring from the architecture to the people coupled with the ability to showcase our latest collections with editors and clients it is what keeps us coming back every year.
COUTURE: Do you have different expectations or goals for April Bridal Market compared to October?
MOONLIGHT: Our expectation for each market is to have a successful launch of our latest collections. Meeting with editors and clients to showcase our latest designs and get them excited about our new designs is what we look forward to.
COUTURE: We are so happy that you have decided to join us in LA this August! What attracts you to the West Coast?
MOONLIGHT: We are based out of LA and it is such an eclectic and unique city and it has been awhile since a great bridal show has graced the west coast.
COUTURE: Your brand consists of multiple collections with very specific viewpoints. What differentiates each collection and how are they connected under your brand vision.
MOONLIGHT: Our attention to detail with an emphasis on construction and fit is the underlying theme in every collection we design. We differentiate each collection with our styling, fabrication, and point of view. In our Moonlight Tango collection we use lighter fabrics which create soft and flowing styles while playing with hemline lengths making this collection perfect for destination and outdoor weddings. For Moonlight Collection we focus on a youthful perspective at affordable prices with playful takes on silhouettes and detailing such as plunging necklines and illusion backs. Our Moonlight Couture line is for the bride wanting to make a statement. We use vintage inspired detailing with a modern twist in our silhouettes. Dramatic skirts, beading, and our fresh take proportions allow us to meet the expectations of today’s discerning brides.