I attended NYU and the Fashion Institute of Technology, where I obtained my business and pattern making degrees, and I worked in several fashion houses in the garment industry. But I always had a strong desire to own my own company. This dream came to fruition in 1994 when I founded a home based business called Ambiance Couture. It was where I horned and developed my skills for well fitting garments. In 2006 I relocated to a boutique in Long Island, NY. There I reinvented Ambiance Couture renaming it The House OF Soforte, where the right look makes the difference. At The House of Soforte we continue to celebrate women of all shapes and sizes. The House of Soforte directly employs people and manufactures all garments in company owned work rooms in the United States.
Clients who can appreciate the value of of having a gown that's designed exclusively for her, a gown that expresses her individuality.
I seek to ensure that my clients have a totally personalized experience by collaborating with them to help bring their ideas alive. I enjoy this process of working together as the end results yields a well fitted garment, and a satisfied customer.
Absolutely. It all depends on the fabric and embellishments you choose. Also when you consider that you will be getting a custom gown designed to express your individuality, that's priceless.
Being able to work with everyone is ideal, but that's not always possible. Therefore someone for whom a custom fit is not a priority would not be a good fit for us.
Great question! I suggest you follow these simple steps:
1. Take a look at our Photo Gallery - you will view a selection of custom made gowns that we designed for former clients.
2. Review our testimonials - you will hear from past clients in their own voice, what their experience was working with us.
3. Get In touch! You can call us or send a message via our Contact Us page to schedule a consultation, were we can work from your picture sketch or ideas.