Over the past five years Clarisse has steadily grown from a small company into a popular platform for evening and cocktail wear. Here at Clarisse, we pride ourselves on adhearing to the core values of carrying quality pieces on an easily accessible platform for the best possible price. Until 2014 Clarisse's target customers were primarily adolescent women with the Clarisse Classic and Clarisse Couture lines. The two lines consist of beautiful and unique pageant gowns, prom dresses and gowns, homecoming dresses, cocktail dresses and black tie evening wear. Presently, that customer base had been extended to women of any age with Clarisse Atelier, a line targeting women in their early twenties and up. Clarisse Atelier showcases magnificent pieces with high quality chiffon, silk and lace and more mature accents, such as plunging necklines, mesh sleeves and lace bodices. Clarisse will continue to grow as a company and as a designer label. We are aiming to be your "forever brand" and hope you rely on us to dress you for any special or social occasion.
Adriana grew up in Philadelphia, PA and became interested in fashion at the young age of ten. Her mother enjoyed sewing and would make dresses for Adriana and her sisters, which led to her specific interest in special occasion and evening wear. The Art Institute of Philadelphia graduate's favorite designers are Elie Saab and Alexander McQueen
Born and raised in Europe and a graduate of the University of Upsala in Sweden, Clari has been designing her own exclusive collections for 25 years, offering new world inspired dresses and gowns with a signature old world accent. A veteran of the fashion industry, she knows all to well that it is not what you wear, but how you wear it. Her favorite designers are Coco Channel, Christian Dior, Karl Lagerfeld and Carolina Herrera. She also enjoys visiting museums in Europe where she finds inspiration in the pictures of the old masters. A nature lover and environmentalist, Clari tries to integrate environmentally friendly techniques into the manufacturing of her designs.