Jorge Manuel is a young Cuban-American designer born in the beautiful city of Miami. He grew up a product of the cultural diversity of this dynamic city, while attending private schools mostly influenced by Latin American families. He earned a degree in Advertising and Liberal Studies from Florida International University, where he took a variety of classes in Design, Architecture, Art History, and Graphics.
The designer has long been exposed to the rich, multi-culturally layered soul of his city, and it has found its way into his collection. His creations juxtapose Caribbean flair with Asian minimalism, and cubist designs with Art Deco flourishes, making for a unique signature touch that is his alone.
Jorge began his career as a wedding planner at the tender age of 15. He quickly became a popular wedding planner in the community, opening his first event company at 16. He seemed to possess an uncanny gift of turning simple ideas and plans into masterful, beautiful events.
Yet, he always found himself sketching: on a discarded napkin, on the corner of mundane paperwork. His artistic expression found its niche in something very close to home: his grandmother passed away still nursing her dream of one day opening her own bridal atelier. Jorge Manuel's first wedding gown was designed and produced at the age of 17, and he continued designing for private clients and boutiques. His couture gowns, exquisitely handcrafted and designed, have been worn by celebrities and discriminating clients who wanted something unique, and who recognized the beauty of Jorge Manuel's signature style.
Now the designer debuts his Tenth (10) collection... BLANCO DE NOCHE 2015.
The BLANCO DE NOCHE 2015, inspired by the beauty of wearing "white at night," is a regal ensemble of dresses that exudes a royal and luxurious feeling. Jorge Manuel creates a collection based on originality, and emphasis on quality and design. The BLANCO DE NOCHE COLLECTION 2015 is sure to be about the true bearers of the heart and soul of their designer and now takes center stage as the latest in bridal fashion of Jorge Manuel. The collection designed for the discriminating bride who knows exactly how she envisions herself on her wedding day. The Collection BLANCO DE NOCHE, White at Night, is filled with 21 light and airy Haute Couture gowns, hand-embroidered with the finest beads, crystals and pearls and hand-encrusted French laces that will make any bride feel like a Queen!
The Collection will travel extensively this year in trunk shows throughout the United States. "I never want to forget whom it is I am designing for, and seeing firsthand that special moment when a woman finds 'the one,' that elusive gown that fulfills a lifetime of dreams - I just don't want to miss that," recalls the designer.