To my surprise, she was one of the designers of the evening! I not only admired her youth and creativity, but unconditional kindness to a complete stranger on a big night for her. So, long story short, I really liked her and could not wait to see what a mere 22 year old could show us what her fashion vision was. She had three gowns for the show which were so beyond what I expected. I asked her afterwards why she did not have more gowns to present and her answer simply was she had spent so much time on the details of each dress. This took her quite a bit of time and she wanted them to be perfect. And perfect they were. I can't wait to see more of what this beautifully creative young designer has to offer!
Quick Biography on Nelissa:
At the age of 21, and after fashion studies at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Nelissa Carrillo returned to the Midwest to pursue he dream of building a fashion luxury and couture brand. In July 2012, Nelissa Carrillo presented her first capsule collection in Chicago, IL. Nelissa Carrillo Designs continues to evolve every day in hopes of putting Chicago on the map as a fashion capital.
Nelissa Carillo Design is based out of Chicago, IL. A luxury pret-a-porter & couture brand, specializing in gowns and custom apparel.
NCD follows the passions of music and modern tastes of today with a reminiscent idea of history. It is an interpretation of consciousness and how the world is viewed through a magical lens. We believe fashion is the ultimate form of art. "Redefining beauty as wearable art; letting the materials guide the vision." Inside every NCD garment there is hand-painted leather label.
Within the first year we have participated in RAW, Latino Fashion Week, The Look, The Launch and many other shows in the states. WE have been printed in VS Chicago, Hoy, Extra, Daily Herald, just to name a few. Charities we work with: Make-A-Wish and Fearfully Fierce.