Meet Mac from Mac Duggal!

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How and why did you become a designer?

It came from within; I wanted to just go and create something on my own.  I didn’t even know what I was going to create. I was going to carve my own path and make my mark. I always knew I wanted to be a successful entrepreneur and I could never resist the “smell” of rhinestones, sparkle and glitter.

What are the trends you see for Prom 2017?

Everyone sells a trend; I go beyond that. I sell confidence. Cutting edge fashion is made to become unfashionable and only style remains the same. Being proud of my cultural heritage, I express this through fabrics and colors that are hot and spicy like our food. I also get my inspiration from women themselves.

The prom market is a niche market that is a lot of fun. The new generation of young girls going to prom are very savvy, sassy and fashion conscious. A prom gown is one gown that every girl remembers for all of her life and it gives me great satisfaction to be a part of that memory.

What was your inspiration for your collection this year?

From the classical interpretations and lush fabrications in the Couture line to the trend-driven, fun and sassy styles indicative of the Prom line to the figure flattering styles and extended sizing in the Plus line – these, and every manner of special occasion dressing in between, make up the Mac Duggal Collection.  Season after season, Mac Duggal continues to provide fresh inspiration, sets trends in silhouette, color and design while delivering a wide-ranging spectrum of fashion and style.

From sleek and streamlined silhouettes to intricate drapings and body conscious shapes that garner attention to more jeweled, beaded, embroidered and embellished styles – each presents an early indicator to the upcoming season’s trends with an exquisite attention to detail that are the hallmark of an authentic Mac Duggal design.

What style advice would you give to prom customers this season?

Each gown is specially made for every different type of woman so what may be my favorite for one woman may not necessarily be the best for the next woman.

All of my collections are known for their statement and entrance-making drama, feminine detailing and modern sensibility. Each design reflects my vision to create wearable gowns and dresses that encapsulate the very essence of the women who wear them and reflect their strength, confidence and inner beauty.