Karen Kwok was born in Australia from Chinese immigrant parents and graduated from University of Technology, Sydney, (UTS) in fashion & textile design.
Her design philosophy is centred around 'Slow Fashion'. She creates key wardrobe pieces which are all made in Australia, from high quality fabrics, with styles that do not date. Say good bye to mall shopping - it's boring.
After an extensive career in the fashion industry, she now owns & runs acquire@DESIGN, has her own clothing label - Kimberley Tonkin, and lectures at various fashion institutions in Sydney, including UTS and Torrens University (formerly known as Billy Blue College of Design)
Since an early age Marianna had was fascinated by beautiful clothes. Now, with over a decade of experience in the fashion industry (including working for a well renowned local fashion textile company as well as a major Australian fashion label), she made the decision to start her own label.
Marianna is dedicated to her philosophy of improving the quality and style of clothing available to all women, whether they’re looking for maternity clothing or simply for beautifully designed and created garments that suit all shapes, sizes and circumstances!
Marianna's goal with Lulu Manna is to bring back the art of boutique fashion in Australia. We have all become too enchanted by big-name ‘fast fashion’ brands that we forget what it’s like to wear a locally made, unique design.
Lulu Manna has a personal and timeless feel which can be seen from her intimate customer service experience to the brand's warm signature style.
Archer & Paige is a luxury women's fashion label. Australian designed, our fashion is tailored to enhance every silhouette. You will love our classic pieces in beautifully selected linen and cotton where comfort style and quality are the three most important features in the range. Made from the finest natural fabrics, in colours that coordinate and are easy to wear, you will love collecting pieces and adding to your wardrobe favourites creating a long-lasting collection that work well together
Keogh Studio (by Laura Keogh) is a clothing label reflecting on timeless design, versatility and draped silhouettes. Each design explores the use of natural fibers and pattern making techniques with a focus on elegant simplicity.
Laura is focused on being 100% local and minimising fabric wastage, with all fabrics sourced in Australia and all garments designed, cut and sewn in their small studio in Newtown, Sydney.
Harlow Loves Daisy designs are all handmade with love, and the utmost joy. Corinne seeks out beautiful silks, gorgeous lace, stunning sequins, soft natural fibres and wool, which she custom-makes into individual designs.
"I am ever so grateful that I have been given this wonderful gift and I am able to share it with women around the world. My collections include HLD ‘I am Kimono’, HLD WINTER, HLD RESORT and HLD LUXE. "
HLD is currently stocked in stores around Australia and there is a growing international clientele and a soon to be released online store.
Thank you for purchasing a Harlow Loves Daisy design.... love, Corinne x
The Andiamo philosophy is about Real Clothes for Real Women. We believe that feeling and looking great is about finding styles that work for you. Our customers love the fit, texture and consistent quality of our range. You’ll find that Andiamo will survive the daily hustle and bustle of an Australian woman’s life.
We design for women who are not slaves to fashion but appreciate style and enjoy new shapes with their figure and lifestyle in mind. We don’t really believe in ironing, so we use as many easy care and stretch fabrics as we can. We also don’t believe in being restricted by size or age – you are fabulous as you are and our clothes are here to serve you!
Artist and Textile designer Sylvia Riley has travelled the globe for over ten years, learning handcrafts from the most prestigious artists of our time. While globetrotting, she practised and perfected her skill base, challenging herself and creating entirely new ways to colour fabric with a fusion of techniques and traditions from India, North America, Asia and Europe.
These experiences have given Sylvia a knowledge and expertise that is unparalleled. By combining different disciplines and experimenting with variations of traditional techniques and non-traditional methods, Sylvia Riley creates hand dyed pieces that are impossible to replicate. When people take home a Sylvia Riley Design they will feel like they own a piece of nature.
Sylvia is an established writer, with her textile based pieces published in multiple magazines and publications. She rounds off her career by consulting on textiles and crafts for some of Australia's most prestigious magazines.