About

Clarisse’s custom handmade dress collections inspire today’s fashion forward women to embrace their bodies. Every style has a custom pattern which is based on unique, high quality fabrics used to fit a woman’s figure with the most innovative fashion that follows the up to date trends of elegance and beauty. The multi-generational Clarisse family business, headquartered in Philadelphia, has been rooted in women’s fashion for more than 30 years. The Clarisse brand has just celebrated 10 years in business and has a group of more than 500 stores selling the brand in over 20 countries. Clarisse operates offices and showrooms in Philadelphia, New York, and Atlanta. Clarisse’s design team takes into consideration that women worldwide are made in different shapes and figures. With this important fact in mind, we focus our efforts on using specialty fabrics for certain styles that compliment each body type. Clarisse gowns are made with loving care sourcing only the finest fabrics to enhance the beauty of every woman.

Meet Our Designers

Adriana Maria

Adriana grew up in Philadelphia, PA and became interested in fashion at the young age of ten. Her mother enjoyed sewing and would make dresses for Adriana and her sisters, which led to her specific interest in special occasion and evening wear. The Art Institute of Philadelphia graduate’s favorite designers are Elie Saab and Alexander McQueen.

Clari Farkash

Born and raised in Europe and a graduate of the University of Upsala in Sweden, Clari has been designing her own exclusive collections for 25 years, offering new world inspired dresses and gowns with a signature old world accent. A veteran of the fashion industry, she knows all to well that it is not what you wear, but how you wear it. Her favorite designers are Coco Channel, Christian Dior, Karl Lagerfeld and Carolina Herrera. She also enjoys visiting museums in Europe where she finds inspiration in the pictures of the old masters. A nature lover and environmentalist, Clari tries to integrate environmentally friendly techniques into the manufacturing of her designs.