Six very diverse designers have been chosen for this year’s Designers-in-Residence (DIR) at the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City. Visit their individual profile pages to learn more about them and their work.
Rebeca Imperiano, Women’s RTW
Rebeca Imperiano was born in a region with an extreme wealth of cultures, colors, sounds and smells in Brazil. Her relationship with fashion started at an early age through her fashion designer and entrepreneur mother who has a successful evening and wedding gown business in her hometown. She has earned a Bachelor’s degree in architecture and urbanism, but only with her Master’s degree in fashion design from Drexel University, she felt complete as a designer, and now she is capable of imagining and materializing anything from a city to a garment, from a building to an accessory, crossing scale boundaries. She interned at Frank Agostino, a highly regarded couture company in the Main Line of Philadelphia and won the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) 2013 ‘Approved’ certificate among other awards at the Drexel Fashion Show including the BCBG Max Azria and Emily Lung Accessory Award and the Pearl Miller Carpel Award.
About the Brand
The Rebeca Imperiano line is comprised of exclusive clothes inspired by constructivism in architecture with its unpredictability and controlled chaos respecting the shape of the female body. With a timeless design, it consists of unique spontaneously draped clothes using the fabric to sculpt the garment and enhance the feminine silhouette. The Rebeca Imperiano line has a global approach of bringing art, design and fashion together in a contemporary manner and also evolving into an ode to femininity. The collection is designed for a sophisticated, urban and cosmopolitan woman who is looking for a brand that comes to a look rather than a label and uses the clothes that she wears as an opportunity to express her own individuality.