Mark Ingram, designer of Mark Ingram for Valentini, is recognized worldwide for his eponymous Manhattan salon, Mark Ingram Atelier, and for his widespread media presence as a bridal and couture evening wear expert. Brides from around the world travel to shop at Mark Ingram Atelier for their wedding gown and the chance to be personally styled by Mr. Ingram on their wedding day. From royalty to social icons to celebrities, in the last seventeen years as a salon owner (and over 22 in the industry) Mr. Ingram has styled the world’s most well dressed brides.
Inspired by the needs of the chic, international and fashion forward brides he sees in his Atelier, Mr. Ingram focused the collection on his favorite rich fabrications and classic silhouettes. The gowns are light of hand, floral inspired and very textural, all favorite details of Mr. Ingram’s. “After spending time in the Valentini design studio in Puglia, I was enamoured with the beautiful fabrics and embroideries Italy had to offer. I loved using silk mikado, 4 ply silk crepe, silk satin chiffon and most especially rose gold brocade organza. I was like a kid in a candy store!” exclaimed Mr. Ingram. “It has always been a dream of mine to translate the classic, iconic bridal styles of the past for the modern bride of today. The wonderful dressmakers at Valentini have truly allowed me to do this in my own, personal way.”