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Elda De La Rosa has been recently featured in the Rush/Presbyterian Fashion Show and Red Hot Chicago as one of Chicago’s best and brightest designers. Her dresses have been singled out for display on NBC news and the bridechicago.com annual networking event, and she herself has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Social Bride and Chicago Bride Magazines.

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Elda De La Rosa Couture

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Uptown — Elda De La Rosa is well known in Chicago for her beautiful handmade creations. She personally works with each client from first sketches to fabric selection, muslin and fitting process to the final customized garment. Elda creates elegant outfits for all occasions, specializing in Evening, Bridal and Commitment Ceremony ensembles.

For many years Elda freelanced as a fashion illustrator, jewelry designer, and seamstress for many national magazine ads and TV commercials – all while working on her own dress designs at home. Confidence in her abilities and a strong local following enabled her to open her first design studio in 1996. Her Bridal Collection was an instant hit, and with that, the business blossomed. In 2000 Elda decided to expand her studio into a larger atelier space located in the Andersonville neighborhood.

The Big Move. Elda has recently moved her design studio into the historic (and very pink) Edgewater Beach Hotel complex off of Lake Shore Drive. The move has been an energizing and inspiring experience for Elda, and this upbeat mood is reflected in all that she creates. The elegant building was built in the 1930’s and is the largest pale pink building in all of Chicago – a perfect place for Elda and her dresses.

The new space reflects Elda’s sensibility–a wonderful mixture of old and new. Just like her designs, modern lines with subtle vintage details. Walk into the space and you’ll see antique dress-forms dressed up in Elda’s newest creations. Beautiful evening wraps, lacy veils and necklaces adorn the space along side of the oceans of luxurious silk, lace and beaded couture gowns – all of course, created by Elda.

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Eco-Friendly Gown

By Elda de la Rosa Couture

 

 

The eco-friendly/sustainable theme is very important to me, and I have approached the making of this gown with passion. I have named this dress “Esperanza” because it means “hope” in Spanish. As a person concerned about the future of our natural world, I would like to put forth the idea that to confront the issues facing our environment, we need to have courage, creativity, endurance, and yes, most of all, “hope.”

 

 As a designer, I am inspired by the colors found in nature, and the natural beauty of the raw shantung silk appeals to me both for its hue and the fact that the fabric is all-natural and earth friendly. The dress is fully lined in muslin; again, a fabric that is breathable, natural, and free of chemically based substance. All the materials for this gown were purchased from a local fabric representative, so no additional shipping was required. For detailing, I have chosen to close the back of the dress with glass beads, eliminating the need for a plastic zipper.

 

In addition to materials selection, this dress is sustainable because of the way it was produced. The work on this gown (and all gowns made at my boutique) was done by hand by American seamstresses.

 

It has been an exciting and meaningful creative challenge for me as a designer and as a business owner to think about ways I can continue to incorporate sustainable fashion practices into my work in the future. 

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ABOUT ELDA:

 

Elda De La Rosa is well known in Chicago for her beautiful handmade creations. She personally works with each client from first sketches to fabric selection, muslin and fitting process to the final customized garment. Elda creates elegant outfits for all occasions, specializing in Cocktail, Evening, Bridal and Commitment Ceremony ensembles. Elda De La Rosa creates striking, intricate designs that have a powerful presence and an extraordinary flow. Each of her dresses has

it’s own individual personality, and reflect the bold beauty and style of the women who wear them.

 

Elda De La Rosa’s work has been recently featured in the Rush/Presbyterian Fashion Show and the Apparel Industry Board’s Chicago is…Red Hot! Fashion Show as part of the city’s Fashion Week celebration in Millennium Park.  She is widely regarded as one of Chicago’s best and brightest designers. Her dresses have been featured on NBC news and the Bridechicago.com annual networking event, and she herself has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Social Bride and Chicago Bride Magazines. For the third year in a row, she has created eveningwear for the Giordano Dance Company, and is currently working on her Fall 2008 designs. A native of Rockford, IL, she has been in business in Chicago since 2001, and works from a boutique located in the arcade of the historic Edgewater Beach Apartments, a space which reflects her poetic style and sense of aesthetic.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.eldadelarosa.com

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