Grads' New Label Featured in Women's Wear Daily

November 1, 2017

Atelier Donato, a new couture eveningwear label based in Downtown Los Angeles, is co-designed by FIDM Advanced Fashion Design Graduates Randi Donato and Ralph Prado who both participated in DEBUT. 

From Women's Wear Daily

The designers’ debut collection is dramatic and pragmatic at once, with ties and zippers that allow for some garments to be worn several ways. They bill themselves modern-day bespoke tailors for the romantic eccentric, priding themselves on upcycling in an age of fast fashion.

Donato began as a seamstress at the L.A. Opera House, later moving on to work with Colleen Atwood on several movies, including Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Hunger Games.” Meanwhile, Prado comes from a background in leather goods and handbags at the Los Angeles brand Luccol and before that, interned for eveningwear designer and “Project Runway” season four finalist Rami Kashou.

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