A cultural upbringing translates to fashion
BILINGUAL is a celebration of designer Jacqueline Floro’s diverse background, world travels, her career in NYC, and present home in Los Angeles. Growing up in the small town of Amherst, Ohio in the 80’s, Floro’s only exposure to the allure and mystery of international travel was the “European” make-up she bought at the local drug store. After Floro lived in both Madrid and Paris, she craved the big city and moved to New York. Starting her career at lingerie design company, Natori, she continued to gain more experience at Polo Ralph Lauren and New York & Company in sales, merchandising/buying, public relations and production. An opportunity at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter presented itself, further developing her business, analytical and foreign language skills. After leaving the firm, her desire to experience new cultures, drove her to purchase a backpack and set off to explore her roots in South East Asia. After months of being alone in the rice fields of Indonesia, exploring the flea markets in Thailand, and getting lost in silk farms in Cambodia, the richness of color, elements of textile, and fascination of design, instantly inspired Floro. She knew she belonged back in the fashion industry where her career began. In time, BILINGUAL was born. Recently relocating to sunny California, has brought Floro even closer to her clientele.
Bringing a world of culture and color without borders or boundaries, BILINGUAL combines the luxury of silk and dramatic, bold prints. BILINGUAL’s signature prints and striking color combinations remind us of exotic, far off lands:
A pink sunrise against the blue lagoon in Bali or the calming, green palm trees against the sapphire oceans in Baja. Press includes In Style Magazine, LUCKY, NY Post, and Daily Candy. Jacqueline Floro remarks, “BILINGUAL is a great line for every woman, designed to transport us to another world. The comfortable bodies and eye-catching colors can be thrown on with flip flops for an afternoon shopping or strappy sandals for a sexy night out on the town!”
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