Antonio was born in Havana, Cuba. He describes it as, "One of the most romantic cities in the world." He says it was no surprise that he chose to design wedding gowns, as no other garment brings more joy, excitement, and delight.
"I grew up spending lots of my time watching clothes being assembled and I gravitated towards the scraps that would fall from the cutting table. Using the largest pieces, I imagined wardrobes being made from my scraps. At the end of the day when all the machines were turned off I would start one up and sew. I recall thinking it was not about my sewing, it was more about having my vision come to life."
"We believe that a wedding gown should be a true reflection of one’s inner being. We also believe that everyone deserves to experience true couture for such an important milestone in their life."
THE JENNIFER BLACK COLLECTION
"In early 2016, our company’s president, Larry Black’s wife—Jennifer Black—was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. After her treatments, 5under40.org donated their services towards her recovery."
"In appreciation for all that they are, our Jennifer Black line was created to contribute a portion of each dress sold to 5under40.org—who provides medical, wellness and beauty services to women under the age of 40 who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or have tested positive for a BRCA gene mutation."
Look for the "Jennifer Black Collection" mark on our gowns that are part of the collection.