Toronto, ON, Canada
NARCES is a Toronto-based womenswear line that specializes in special occasion, cocktail, evening wear, prom, and bridal dresses. Designer and Creative Director Nikki Wirthensohn Yassemi brings her international background to her aesthetic, having been born in Austria and growing up in Iran and the UK before moving to Canada, where she now resides. Throughout her upbringing, Nikki was surrounded by design, art, and fashion. Her mother worked with esteemed British tailor to the Royal Family, Victor Edelstein who is renowned for having created some of Princess Diana's most iconic gowns. Inspired by the romantic glamour and elegance of mid-20th century, Nikki's flirty approach to evening dresses is becoming popular in North America, Europe and the Middle East.
"I saw it as jewelry,...You put it on and it was something different, something that's embellished on its own."