"I graduated Parsons School of Design in 1993 with the passion that I wanted to start my own collection. I began with a high end niche collection of sexy and romantic evening pieces. After several years in the evening market I was urged, by the fashion director of Saks Fifth Avenue, to start a bridal collection. It was the best thing I ever did."
The Elizabeth Fillmore Bridal collection launched in 1999 as a natural extension of her evening line.
"I love the magical aspect of a wedding gown, and the personal choice each bride makes. I design for the "Modern Romantic." Individuality is so important to me and the look of each collection."
The designs are a beautiful balance of sophistication, femininity, and a touch of "Bohemian." There is an overall lightness to the designs coupled with the personal touch of hand done accents on each dress, the flowers, trim or twist of a drape, that keeps the collection so special.
The collection focuses on slender bias cuts with graceful draping accents, chic fitted hourglass gowns to etherial empire silhouettes. The fabrics are extremely important to the look of the collection. Elizabeth uses all silk fabrics and linings; relying on mainly French and Italian couture fabrics that offer an added originality and richness to the designs.
"My bride has an independent vision and I hope to fill that vision for her through my designs."