September 1, 2016, by Lucy Gellman- "New Haven’s most sartorially-minded can stop holding their breath for at least one big surprise in fall fashion: at Friday’s Design On9 “First Friday” showcase and fashion show in the Ninth Square, Neville Wisdom’s first standardized bridesmaid dresses will hit the runway. Earlier this week, Wisdom took a moment to talk about the new line and his hopes for the show, weaving through bolts of fabric and plus-size mannequins in his Westville studio as he spoke. Bottom line, he said: those dresses weren’t on his mind when he set up his 903 Whalley Ave. digs a year ago, or even when he established his Orange Street shop in 2012. When a gaggle of bridesmaids came through a few years ago, the designer didn’t think anything of it. They asked for alterations to their dresses. He worked his magic. The wedding they attended was beautiful, and that was that..."
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