Cosabella Amelie for Spring 2017 Designed By Senior High Student Amanda Leon
Cosabella introduces Amelie for Spring 2017, a new collection designed by high school student, Amanda Leon, of the Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH), in Miami Florida.
Cosabella held a design competition for the students of DASH. The grand prize for the selected design was it would be produced and sold as part of Cosabella’s Spring 2017 collection. The winning design was interpreted and developed by the Cosabella Design and Production team. A percentage of sales of the collection will be awarded to the student to support their continued education.
The Amelie collection was inspired by the lingerie worn in Japan during the era of the 1920’s. Heavily influenced by the Japanese Cherry Blossoms, the magnificent bloom is interpreted and translated into the embroidered surface design.
The silhouette is guided by the everyday attire worn by women during this era. Paying close attention to detail each piece is crafted in an allover Cornelly embroidered surface design on top of mesh to create a beautiful texture with a sexy and sheer effect. Amelie is not for the faint of heart, designed for the woman that is not afraid to be herself, while feeling beautiful and confident wearing lingerie.
Amelie is named after Amanda, her French nickname given to her, meaning one who strives and is hard-working. The 1920’s a time of cultural upheaval as women’s suffrage in Japan progressed; the Amelie name was fitting to represent strong women everywhere.
The Amelie collection consists of a Soft Bra and matching High Waisted Bikini. The Soft Bra and High Waisted Bikini have intricate cut out details with a unique color combination of Mist Green and Nuovo Mauve inspired by the vast array of pink tones found in the Japanese Cherry Blossoms and the green grass it grows on.
The future is bright for Amanda, a rising star in the design world, who believes winning this competition has made a deep impact in her confidence and design abilities. This is only the beginning for Amanda whose career in the fashion industry is only just beginning.
Amelie is available at major department stores, boutiques and on cosabella.com.
About: Amanda Leon is an 18 year old upcoming designer currently attending Design and Architecture Senior High, a magnet school specializing in design and fine arts, born in Cuba and now residing in Miami, Florida. Amanda’s hometown of Miami vibrant art scene inspire her designs and creative vison.
Contact: Shanon Kogler, Communications