From ball gowns to simple sophisticated ready to wear, Verrieres & Sako is cementing their place in the Bay area fashion scene with flawlessly detailed designs and a signature fabric-manipulation style all their own. Both graduates from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco, Stephanie Verrieres and Kimie Sako have come a long way from their first collection in fall 2006.
In September 2008, the design duo was featured in In Style Magazine for their high-waist skirt, a best-selling style they have since repeated.
We caught up with V&S designer Stephanie Verrieres at her recent sample sale in Oakland and had the chance to ask this up-and-coming designer about some of her recent successes.
SJFW: What do you think is your biggest accomplishment so far in your career as a fashion designer?
Stephanie Verrieres: One of the biggest and most exciting accomplishments would have to be travelling to Washington D.C. for President Obama’s Inauguration to provide a gown for the girlfriend of one of Obama’s speechwriters. It was a last-minute whirlwind involving red-eye flights, background checks, a last-minute dress fitting, and a surprise invitation to attend the Inauguration. It was an amazing experience.
Soon to come is the Verrieres & Sako Fall 2010 collection with a focus on pleating, geometric treatment, and modern art deco shapes.
Verrieres and Sako’s signature look includes a lot of painstakingly detailed ruching, pleating, and fabric manipulation in a classic color palette of black, white, ivory and gray accented by seasonal pop colors. Overall the pieces feel soft, feminine, modern, and carefully constructed to last a lifetime. Soon to come is the Verrieres & Sako Fall 2010 collection with a focus on pleating, geometric treatment, and modern art deco shapes.
Expect great things from these designers as they continue to explore new techniques and perfect their craft: Verrieres & Sako is a true example of timeless and classic couture.
Verrieres & Sako