YSU alum/fashion designer visits campus Feb. 19

Angel Rivera

Angel Rivera

Renowned couture fashion designer and Youngstown State University alum Angel Rivera gives a presentation 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Presidential Suite of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus.

The event is sponsored by Students in Fashion and Interiors at YSU.

Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Rivera moved to Ohio at the age of two. As a child, he was obsessed with fashion, and when he was old enough, he began to dress and accessorize his sisters for all kinds of occasions. But it was bridal that really caught his attention. “A wedding dress is the most important garment a woman will ever wear, and one that she will always remember and treasure,” he said.

Angel Rivera wedding gown

Gardenia, part of Angel Rivera’s 2015 collection.

After receiving his degree in Fashion Studies at YSU, Rivera moved to New York and has since worked with the industry’s top fashion houses, including Amsale, Kenneth Pool, Christos, Kirstie Kelly, and the world-famous Kleinfeld. He also continued his studies in pattern making at the prestigious Parsons School of Design. His designs have appeared in several magazines, including Bride & Groom, Inside Weddings, Cosmo Bridge, Exquisite Weddings, Style Me Pretty and Confetti. For more, visit http://angelriveracouture.com/.