Daniela Corte laughs easily and lives without reservation. She wakes at the crack of dawn, and is fueled through the day by adrenaline, new ideas, good coffee, and the mad swirl of creativity around her. She loves big, thinks big, and dreams big.
That very same spirit is found in the clothes she creates. When the indefatigable designer founded her eponymous women’s line in 2000, she gained an instant following among busy, discerning lovers of fashion. Corte both designs and lives by the mantra Timeless elegance in your everyday life. She is steadfast in her commitment to putting women in beautiful, gutsy clothes that meet the day’s challenges with flying colors everywhere from the boardroom and soccer practice to red-carpet soirees. Her creations embody fashion-meets-function bravado—that all-too-rare balance of practicality and panache.
That’s been her way since she was born—in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America’s fashion capital. Her father, a men’s designer there, introduced her to her first bolt of silk when she was six, and she was hooked for life. First came training in the family business, then graduation from The Boston Fashion School, followed by work with several well-known Boston designers before opening her own studio in Back Bay, the high-end retail nexus of Boston. There she established a cutting-edge manufacturing process, using the newest, most inspiring fabrics from all over the globe.
Since then, the awards have kept coming: Best Local Fashion Designer from Boston Magazine; Distinguished Alumni Award from The Boston Fashion School, among others. With her 2011 collection, Corte’s dives into the realms of swimwear and resort after years of custom designing such pieces for her clients.
Daniela’s creations are available in boutiques, by appointment, and online.