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Meet the Makers / Cloth & PaPer
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Known in the design community as the creator of cloths of studied simplicity,
Marcie Bronkar brings visionary design, couture quality and modern glamour
to her newest collection – Cloth & Paper.
By Alisa Kirby
At age seven, Marcie Bronkar casso, but by the early ‘90s she
was captivated by the famous was left with “a feeling of both
dance scene in the musical “The visual indigestion and a burning
King and I.” Bronkar admits, desire to create substantial fab-
“When Yul Brynner and Deborah rics and wall coverings of their
Kerr danced in the ballroom with own merit.” Her goal was to
the miles of taffeta fl oating in that bring exquisitely beautiful, sub-
scrumptious vapor color, I cried. I stantial and high performance
had never seen anything so beauti- fabrics to the marketplace. “I’ve
ful. I guess I have been thinking always felt that fabric has a life
about how fabric can inspire and of its own. I love the fl uidness
change our lives ever since.” of the material, the way light re-
Her career in pattern design un-
BRONKAR
fl ects off it; it has endless possi-
folded in New York’s garment district. Not bilities.” Bronkar introduced Home Couture
long after being fi red from her fi rst job for in 1992. Her luxurious line of solid textures
refusing to photocopy a competitor’s print, quickly adorned celebrity homes around the
Bronkar had the distinct good fortune to globe and her product was featured in virtu-
work with Angelo Donghia. She notes, “I ally every major design magazine.
learned very quickly that in the home fur- Bronkar found the culmination of de-
nishing industry, at this level of the market, signing, manufacturing and selling her
there was pride and respect in being the ac- own product rewarding. “There
tual designers and visionaries. We didn’t have seemed to be a need in our indus-
to copy anyone – it was us that everyone else try for visionary collections culti-
was watching.” vated from a real design lab envi-
After honing her natural talent for creat- ronment,” she notes. A passion to
ing brilliant designs while attending several create coupled with her experience
formal art schools, Bronkar spent years con- operating Home Couture birthed
ducting intensive research into the history a new vision – to design a posh
of the decorative arts, both in the United and patterned collection of tex-
States and abroad. Early in her career, she tiles and wallpaper.
helped pioneer the concept of licensed bed The legendary “designer’s de-
and bath textile collections for fashion fi rms signer” recently launched her opu-
such as Bill Blass, Perry Ellis and Paloma Pi- lent new collection, Cloth & Pa-
Left: Sublime Lace in ebony is 100 percent cotton and made in France; Opposite page - top: Athena Cloth
in goldust and Manhattan Silk; Middle row (left to right): Blythe in sash is a cotton and linen jacquard
with a washed fi nish; Organdy, Antoinette and Camelot in silverleaf on washed Belgian linen; Bottom row
(left to right): Camelot in goldust on Italian silk faille and Party Cloth in goldust; Antoinette on 100 percent
Italian Duchess silk and Shelter, both shown in fog; Monticeto in evening on washed Belgian linen.
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