Essense Designs Celebrated at 2016 DEBI Awards
Overland Park, KS, September 12, 2016 (Newswire.com) - As one of the fastest-growing fashion design houses within the bridal industry, Essense Designs has been recognized for the second year in a row by the bridal community with three prominent DEBI Awards.
The DEBI (Distinctive Excellence in the Bridal Industry) Awards were held on Saturday, September 10 at Chicago’s Field Museum in conjunction with the National Bridal Market Chicago. Essense Designs was awarded Bridal Manufacturer of the Year for Essense of Australia, Collection of the Year (Design Innovation) for Stella York, and Design Excellence in Bridesmaid for Sorella Vita.
By placing an emphasis on quality design and innovation, we have been able to do something no other manufacturer has ever done - come away with three category wins, in the same year, covering all the bridal wear divisions.
Martine Harris, Chief Creative Officer
“We are so honored to be recognized again this year.” said Martine Harris, Chief Creative Officer. “To see three of our brands nominated and awarded - with Essense of Australia and Sorella Vita for the second year in a row - is validation of all the hard work our team has put into creating a brand that our retailers are passionate about. By placing an emphasis on quality design and innovation, we have been able to do something no other manufacturer has ever done - come away with three category wins, in the same year, covering all the bridal wear divisions.”
The DEBI Awards are regarded as the highest honor for design and manufacturing in the bridal industry with all nominations and award winners being selected by retailers across the United States.
About Essense Designs
Essense Designs was founded in Perth, Western Australia, by Wayne and Martine Harris in 1992. The company's Overland Park, KS, office in the greater Kansas City metro area, serves as the hub of its northern-hemisphere business, while its original office in Perth, Australia, serves the southern hemisphere. In addition, the company has offices in the UK and Switzerland, serving its European market. Essense of Australia, Stella York, Martina Liana wedding dresses, and Sorella Vita bridesmaids dresses can be found in over 1,200 retail locations in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout Europe. Dresses can be viewed online at the company website EssenseDesigns.com.
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Full list of awards and winners -
Bridal Manufacturer of the Year
Essense of Australia
Collection of the Year (Design Innovation)
Montage by Mon Cheri
Morilee by Madeline Gardner
Design Excellence in Bridesmaid
Bel Aire Bridal
Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri
Men’s Formal Wear
House of Wu
Source: Essense Designs