MILA BY ST. PUCCHI
ABOUT MILA BY ST. PUCCHI
Rani Totman, President and Designer of St. Pucchi, launched the global bridal empire in the United States in 1985. Her vision was to create an avant-garde bridal couture line modern in styling but classic in detail. That vision has been realized in her collections today.
How she got there is an awe inspiring story of a girl who discovered her love of fine fashion early, drawing on experience from her family’s business as the largest purveyors of fine lace in Thailand. Having earned a degree in English Literature during her college years, and much to the dismay of her parents who did not want her to follow them into the fashion business, the story of St. Pucchi is an against all odds tale as success came to Rani without any formal fashion training. She pulled only from her experience growing up around fabrics, her lifelong enthusiasm for style and design, and remarkable natural talents that invoked her true calling as a designer at a young age.
Prior to discovering her passion for bridal, Rani opened her first boutique at the age of 20 specializing in ready to wear and evening gown design. This, along with the opportunity to participate in Paris Pret-A-Porter at a young age helped her develop a devoted European clientele that still follows her to this day.
Her inimitable style is reflected in her signature gowns, which are luxurious and lavish yet clean and ageless. Renowned for infusing her gowns with touches of magnificently colored jewels, exquisite hand embroidery, delicate beading and sparkling crystals on the finest silks, these inspired designs with innovative draping evoke the timeless elegance every bride desires.