1111 East 54th St. Suite 163
Weddings, special occasions, quinceaneras/sweet sixteen, and proms.
Transformation of fine garments.
Complete styling in the comfort of your home including initial design sketching through fabric selections, fittings, hair and makeup for your special event.
Beginning through advanced sewing and machine use, alterations, pattern making.
From the The Isle of Enchantment and born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Angel showed an early interest in fashion. He began his journey to follow his dreams by attending the International Fine Arts College in Miami, Florida. When the opportunity presented itself to work with famed Puerto Rican designer, Carlota Alfaro, Angel left Miami to work as her assistant and apprentice. It was under her tutelage that Angel completed his degree in fashion design from her private school.
His career in fashion began when in 1998 he won the Kermesse de la Moda, or Fashion Competition, in San Juan. This renowned design competition brought together new and upcoming designers from around the island. The attention brought from his win allowed Angel the opportunity to work with TV personalities, musicians, and other noted performers on the island. As his work for famous islanders was noticed, Angel also won the prestigious Paoli Award for 1999 as the Puerto Rico designer of the year. The Paoli Award is the highest distinction award for the arts on the island.
Angel’s designs graced the most beautiful beauty queens for Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Petite, and Miss International in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and the USA. Because of the exposure of his art off the island and into other countries, Angel was also recognized and awarded for contribution to the island’s culture by the Chamber of Representatives from the government of Puerto Rico. In 2001 the Mayor of Ponce, Rafael Cordero Santiago, bestowed the title of “Distinguished Merchant from Ponce Town” upon Angel for his success in fashion and business.
Several years ago Angel established a home base in Indianapolis, Indiana to continue his journey in the fashion industry and carve out a niche of haute couture -- designed, sewn, and presented to all the fashion conscious.
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