​​​acquire @ DESIGN 

​celebrating independent designers

Fashion Business Start-Ups 

acquire @ DESIGN offers services to help you start your fashion business - starting from Concept Design through to manufacturing and delivery. 


We can help you realise your dream.

acquire @ DESIGN offers a multi-disciplinary range of services from concept design,  fabric & accessories sourcing, patternmaking, sample cutting, prototype sampling, through to off-shore and local production to help you create a successful Fashion business.

Business Owner and lecturer, Karen Kwok has had extensive experience in the fashion design industry for over 25 years. Graduating from University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), she has worked as a Designer, production manager, design manager, and has worked for companies such as Zimmermann, Fred Bare, Aztec Rose, Table 8  and Dolina.


With her own label, Kimberley Tonkin the Label, she is well equipped to advise on current trends, concepts, and manufacturing processes. Her capabilities include working successfully in categories such as Bridalwear, swimwear, outerwear and kidswear.

Starting a fashion business is a difficult process, and knowing where to go to ask all the right questions is always a daunting prospect. That's what we are here for.

We'll work with you so you can achieve your long term business goals.


We support the independent designer with mentoring from concept to delivery, helping with designing ( a saleable product), patternmaking, grading, and and finally, selling your designs. We can put you in touch with suppliers and contractors to bring your product to fruition.


We have studio & retail space to rent, with reasonable rates and no lock in contracts. We are the next step from graduating fashion school to building your fashion brand.


Please use the 
'CONTACT US' page to get in touch. 

​We'd love to hear about your exciting idea.

Need feedback? ​Call Karen today for your first free consultation* - 0414 469 338. 



* up to 30 minutes