Jude Jowilson is a fashion designer with over fifteen years’ experience creating custom-made evening gowns and wedding dresses. Inspired by his grandmother, a skilled home-based seamstress, he developed an interest in fashion at an early age. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and later opened his own boutique in his native country, Cebu City, Philippines. He came to New York City to continue his education in fashion design at Parsons The New School for Design and is now launching his own bridal collection under the Jude Jowilson brand.
Jude Jowilson's design aesthetic is sophisticated, classic with a modern approach and exquisite attention to detail. His gowns are manufactured and hand crafted in the USA, using the finest fabrics and materials. He specializes in couture quality with delicate embroideries, intricate draping and dramatic silhouettes that define luxurious elegance.
For as long as I can remember, I've always had this love for classic and timeless silhouettes that won't overshadow the woman in the dress, but instead naturally complements her beauty and radiance. With this collection, I played with the idea of adding a twist of romantic contradiction. I wanted to pay homage to old Hollywood glamour (which is my favorite iconic period) and mix it with exquisite architectural detail exuding modernity and sophistication. The embellishments are luxurious yet subtle, with some bodices sheer, yet tasteful.
New York has always been a big part of my brand. It is my perfect mix of classic style, chic elegance, and just the right dose of unexpectedness that keeps you interested and hooked. No fuss, no frills, always a statement and never overlooked. Lately however, I've been more and more injecting inspiration from my travels into my designs, adding something new, fresh and a sense of soft adventure.