Fashion always served as an interest of designer Charles Dieujuste. So much so, he created his own brand, SCORCESA and is set to make his mark on the industry with his latest collection.
Dieujuste always worked in fashion in some capacity, but SCORCESA served as an escape. After losing a full-time job in 2019, he ventured on a path of self-discovery and reflection. “I knew that I needed to take time to escape from that life, ground myself and find peace,” he said. “Within that time, I rediscovered a passion of mine, fashion design.”
Within his recluse, Dieujuste went back to his Haitian roots. His heritage and fashion interests intertwine tradition, power, magnetic, vibrant and sophisticated styles. Influenced by his family and home—specifically his mother, sister, and community his vision birthed SCORSECA made with women in mind, especially their wedding day.
“Being a designer provides me space to be more creative in my designs and work one-on-one with my brides,” he said. “The connections you make with your brides are life-long. They remember you and you remember them.” Weddings are a special moment for many brides. So to be a part of that eventful day makes Dieujuste’s career more rewarding.
The fashion brand aims to allow the modern woman to express themselves, specifically bridalwear and evening wear. He said these women live “a multi-faceted lifestyle, which calls for a timeless yet unforgettable look that can be worn for many occasions.” Also, SCORCESA aspires to satisfy the needs of the non-traditional woman.
Each garment is custom-made. This not only supports every shape and size but every unique style too. “It can be hard to find designers who work around the issue of “straight sizes” but we do. We commit to providing an inclusive measuring chart for all body types.” If that wasn’t enough, the company also responds to direct messages to satisfy any of their customers’ needs.
“Women today are breaking away from archaic wedding traditions, and so does our collection”Charles Dieujuste, SCORCESA founder
SCORCESA served as an escape for Dieujuste and hopes it does the same for his customers. “It subverts the notion that white represents purity. At SCORCESA, the vast color palette represents a cleansing of this belief, freedom, and the start of a new life chapter.”
The ongoing pandemic created a new chapter he wasn’t prepared for. From sourcing fabric to meeting with clients, COVID-19 halted many opportunities for the brand. What didn’t stop was Dieujuste’s creativity. “The pandemic allowed me to be still and to truly discover my voice. A bittersweet impact,” he said.
The New Collection
Instead of letting the setbacks interfere with the new line, it helped birth new fashions. “With Covid in mind, I created the collection, which is inspired by my eponymous multicultural upbringing while embodying the romance and optimism of the occasion.” With this new collection, brides-to-be can still experience the joys of wedding planning despite the pandemic.
So what’s in store for the spring/summer 2021 collection? SCORCESA aimed to focus on versatility. Playing on the individuality of women, these pieces feature various silhouettes and plunging necklines. Many pieces include high leg slits and deep v-necks. These details intend to flatter your figure, like elongating the neck. Most importantly, they “show off the curve and lines of the female figure subtly and elegantly.” Such detailing makes for stylish pantsuits and graceful gowns.
The new line also showcases silk and chiffon in shades of champagne, ivory, and even bright blue. “The colours in the collection pay homage to the plush island landscape of my home, Haiti, and transcend western bridal traditions,” explains founder, Charles Dieujuste. The collection also is the bridge between his homeland and his new influence. “The collection incorporates Haitian folklore and the urban sophistication of New York City.”
SCORCESA is also making its mark by being a Black-owned fashion brand. Plus, each of the new garments was modelled by a Black woman with natural hair. But when asked who he envisions in SCORCESA, Dieujuste responded simply, “Everyone.” The unorthodox, modern woman doesn’t have one, sole image. SCORCESA is breaking barriers in the industry and with Charles Dieujuste’s vision, non-traditional women everywhere can feel beautiful. The new collection is now available online and can be viewed on social media.