About Me

Vina Guingcangco

Marie Vina Couture is a timeless and classic bespoke bridal line that captures the essence of modern sophistication, elegance and glamour.

My love for fashion has been a life long passion.

In Vancouver, I started my career as a Spec Technician for a high-end women's wear company.  During this time I was introduced to Costume Design as a Right Hand and Modeliste/Seamstress for the professional feature and TV, and the musical and play theatre alliance for international and Hollywood produced features/TV, and various theatres, performances at Bard on The Beach and The Arts Club productions. I am a full member of IATSE local 891 British Columbia film union.

In 2008, I recieved my Bachelor in Applied Design in Fashion Design and Technology from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, a 4 year degree specializing in women's wear.  In 2010, I completed the Fine Art Techniques at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

 

In Paris, I studied the Haute Couture Embroidery at the prestigious Ecole Lesage Atelier de Broderie.  I worked and interned as an assistant atelier/modeliste for various French fashion companies including Pierre Balmain Paris, and luxury bridal boutiques such as Grace et Kate Robes de Mariee Versailles, and Juste un Basier Robes de Mariee Versailles. 

 

In 2012, I graduated from the Fashion Design Program at ESMOD Paris.

 

The delightful fantasy of special occasions, especially weddings, has always inspired me.  While studying at ESMOD Paris, this natural inclination towards bridal and evening gowns led me to my niche and reignited my passion to create couture gowns that transcended styles available to women in search of the perfect dress.

 

"Let your walk down the aisle leave them breathless"...

Atelier Marie Vina Couture

 

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