CUSTOM MADE AND READY-TO-WEAR GOWNS
JINZA Couture Bridal has earned The Knot's "Best of Weddings" Award in 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2018
Our founder + designer, Jinza Jin, was born to be a designer and has been doing just that for 35 years. She insisted on servicing each client herself for over 17 years, a true testament to how much she loves her job and life. That’s why we call ourselves classic and timeless. Classic is also our design philosophy, and believe that is why clients have loved our dresses for over 20 years. We have 17 years of couture experience and treat each dress as a piece of art. Each dress is individually crafted in our San Francisco Atelier by a team of our talented seamstresses. Working with us to craft your bridal gown also means creating a special experience that you will remember for years. Our design is classic and timeless, no matter what style you are choosing - A line, ball gown, mermaid, trumpet or a two-piece.
JINZA JIN - True Artist
An Asian-American designer who spent her career at the forefront of fashion, Jinza Jin began a sweeping takeover of the bridal industry at just nineteen years old. In the 1980s, she was one of the few talented students sent to Japan to study fabric design from a famous Japanese designer. Fifteen years ago, she immigrated to the United States to start designing evening gowns, prom dresses, bridal dresses, and bridesmaid dresses.
One day, a student asked her whether she could design her sister’s wedding dress. Everything begins from there. When they had the final fitting, the mother and the bride cried of happiness. In that moment, Jinza realized how special and touching the bridal dress experience is, as it is the most important dress in someone’s life. After that, Jinza started designing her own line in 2002. In 2002, Jinza Jin's enthusiasm for couture bridalwear resulted in the launch of her highly acclaimed salon and adjacent production atelier located in a charming Victorian building in San Francisco.
Wedding dresses are personal, so she started custom designing and talking to each bride and tailoring each dress for them. People always said that she was gifted, but the inspiration came anywhere- a piece of fabric, a piece of lace, and a piece of art.
Since then, she has served so many brides like you and me. Jinza describes her job as the happiness job in the world - she loves to see brides wearing her dress and finding themselves in her designs. Today, her salon is famous for showcasing collections known for feminine detailing and a classic approach to bridal design. With a focus on bridal gowns, Jinza's design philosophy is that "comfortable" and "fancy" can exist at the same time. Famous for her detailed approach to style and luxury, Jinza Jin's collections resonate with her signature fabrics, intricate pattern drafting and exquisite attention to detail.
Now Jinza lives in a quiet neighborhood at Twin Pick in San Francisco with her two lovely mini poodles: Rocky and Cherry.
GRACE PEI - Fashion Lover
Grace Pei, our LA Boutique owner, was one of JINZA’s brides in 2012. She was able to get a perfectly fitted mermaid gown from Jinza. After her own wedding, Grace started her apprenticeship with Jinza in 2013 and opened JINZA's second store, the first LA boutique on the famous La Cienaga street in West Hollywood in 2015.
Grace just had a baby boy Ethan in 2018, is now lived at Newport Beach with her husband. Grace launched her first Elvet Collection in 2016 and kept getting inspired by our brides every single day. Grace believes the personal couture experience can be affordable. “Every bride is special to me. The minute the bride walks into our boutiques, we immediate have an image of which dresses will fit to her body, venue and personality.” We look forward to meeting you.