En Blanc Couture NYC— an all white clothing with a touch of color, located in the heart of trendy Bedford Stuyvesant, celebrated its one-year anniversary and the partnership of Caribbean nationals fashion designer Glenroy Marsh and stylist Sasha King, who brought together their collections of male and female attire, and accessories, for a one-stop shop.
The top-level of the elegantly decorated 1190 Bedford Ave., space, displays King’s all-white, stylish collection of dresses, separates, rompers, and handbags. A wide selection of both men and women pieces, is located on the bottom level of the 85-Sq ft. location at the corner of Putnam Avenue, in Brooklyn.
King, a stylish who dressed the likes of signer songwriter Erykah Badu, and other celebrities, was employed as a quality control inspector at garment giant, American Apparel, during her teenage years, and felt that moving into retail, was the best fit for her after giving up her job as a mechanical engineer.
En Blanc Couture NYC is one of just a few stores that sell all-white clothing to meet the needs of vacationers and summer partygoers who attend themed-color events. The concept was to create a white boutique with a touch of color, hence the colored collection on the lower level of the store.
“The white outfits are available throughout the year and are suited to any occasion. I wear white all the time, it is a color that is always in fashion,” said King.
The outfits are kept at a reasonable price since there is not much of an overhead attached to the business. She also wants to accommodate shoppers from her Caribbean community.
House of D’Marsh Couture brings a touch of runway class to En Blanc Couture. The D’Marsh Corner, on the top level of the space, offers classic gowns, bridal wear, cocktail dresses, floor-length evening attire, wedding and prom gowns, available off the rack, or custom designed.
In addition to accessories of bow ties, the designer offers his signature candles, body lotion and hair products for men.
The award-winning designer, who has graced many runways across the Caribbean and New York Fashion Week, is the in-house visual designer, who does alterations to any outfit purchased in the boutique.
The outfits are also available in size 3X, and priced to suit the pocket, or pocketbook of all shoppers.
The concept of the shared space is to give shoppers a choice of evening, and classic custom designed outfits, as well as trendy attire for both men and woman — to enjoy a one-stop shopping experience, said the fashion gurus.