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6 Up-And-Coming Australian Designers

Here at SHESAID we love nothing more than to support up-and-coming Australian talent, and designers are always at the top of our list. Whether it’s bridal couture gowns, jewellery or even underwear, these collections are always sourced from high-quality materials are and unique in their own particular fields. Keep an eye out for the following six Australian designers who are making waves here and on an international level.

RELATED: Check out the Interview with Australian Fashion Designer Daniel Avakian here

Leah Da Gloria

Soon after graduating from the Sydney Institute of Design in 2007, Leah Da Gloria has been working diligently within the fashion industry before launching her own self-titled bridal label in 2012. Most recently, Leah had the oppourtunity through Fashion Palette to show her latest collection at NYFW.

6 Up and Coming Australian Designers  JASN ALTN

You may have already heard about Jason Alton since his debut into the Australian fashion scene with the remarkable success of Nudie Jeans. Now Jason has turned his passion onto luxury inverted diamond rings, with a flagship store opening in Gould, St Bondi very soon.

6 Up and Coming Australian Designers

Misha Collection

Melbourne-based fashion designer Michelle Aznavorian launched her label Misha Collection which aims to offer high-end silhouettes at affordable prices. Much-loved by celebrities such as Maria Menounos and Nikki Phillips, the collections are also adored by bloggers and fashion enthusiasts worldwide.

6 Up and Coming Australian Designers Salasai

Perth-based label Salasai is known for it’s soft tailoring and funky, bold prints. Head designers Kirsha Whitcher and Kelly Watson create unisex pieces which are easy to wear, and are very innovative – perfect for consumers who want to make the most of their pieces.

6 Up and Coming Australian Designers  Lexi Clothing

Lead designer Pat Georgiou aims to create every girls dream dress – using streamlined production methods which results in high-end products at an affordable price point. Lexi’s collection of items flatter the female form, and help incorporate some of her vintage designs with a modern twist.

6 Up and Coming Australian Designers

Mocha Salt

Travelling all over the world gave designer Rik Van Donk a flair for detail, and quickly made him realise the essential products a globetrotting man would require for an overseas trip. All swim shorts are easy to store, quick drying and are available in two different lengths.

6 Up and Coming Australian Designers

Images via Call Me Mimi, Accessory Agenda

September 21, 2014

Q&A With Bridal Designer Henry Roth

We’re thrilled to chat with bridal designer Henry Roth about the latest bridal trends, flattering wedding gown styles for every body shape, and his secret bridal beauty tip to leave you radiant on your big day!

What are the biggest trends in bridal gowns for spring/summer brides?

The main trend for the Henry Roth collection is the return of the regal princess.  You are going to see ball gowns that are embroidered (Edwina) that really reflect old school in a new romantic way.  Also lace cut in contemporary shapes is really exciting so it’s not looking nanna, it’s much more about grand entrance statements that are fresh and contemporary with a nod to old school style (please see Endya, Ina/Diana).  For Michelle Roth Couture you will find striking simplicity (Odelia, Opal) with super clean lines uncluttered, unadorned and very nostalgic in the true sense of 40s glamour.

What about bridal accessories, like belts, veils and jewellery?

Interestingly enough veils are trending longer to floor length especially when it comes to accessorising sheaths or A line dresses (Kelsey).  Otherwise as far as accessories are concerned significant earrings make a striking statement (Abigail) really keeping the neckline clean for the additional drama of contrast.  Brides are continuing to have a love affair not just with their future husbands but also with beaded belts seen here with Deidre.

What are your best tips for finding the perfect gown for your shape?

My favourite topic:  Shapes 101.  I highly recommend using a specialist bridal retailer to find the right style for your shape.   You can’t beat personalised service, that’s what takes the pain of leaving stress and strain, issues and tissues out of the equation.

My tips for specific shapes are: Pear shapes should choose a style which accentuates the waist and softens the hip area, our classic Harley style is ideal.  V and sweetheart necklines (Kalea) are friends to big busted brides.  Petite brides should look for gowns like Helena that are fitted to the bodice with princess seams to elongate the body.

What is your favourite bridal makeup? Any must-have products?

I’m a big fan of old-school simply because you can’t beat the look and the effect.  To that end whatever you’re doing with the rest of your makeup I highly recommend not using a liquid liner but a chalk or pencil liner because that truly creates Hollywood glamour. Before your wedding day, consider what you eat, I’m not saying for weight purposes but because of your skin.

Make sure you have lots of hydration, protein in the form of almonds and I must admit if you can try and remember Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil which is not greasy and moisturises and balances your skin and is a bride’s best friend.

Another one of my secret tips is trying a natural yogurt face mask.  Go to your local supermarket and choose your favourite brand of natural yogurt with active cultures.  Apply a thin layer to your face using your hands, stay in a non humid room and don’t talk or laugh until it dries then use your hands and stand over a sink and rub the dried yogurt off your skin to exfoliate.  This is a great beauty tip and I am happy to hear from anyone and tells me what they think.

What are your favourite bridal hairstyles for spring/summer?

Overall the trend is not just about the gown but the overall styling which makes the final impact amplified.  What is trending is tousled hair, whether it’s an updo or a tousled chignon make sure it is not tight or over-coiffed, make sure it has a tousled wave through it.  You can use hair extensions not necessarily to lengthen but to volumise.

My own personal tip is to make sure you are doing hair trials ahead of time and that you have photos taken at this time so that you can see what other people will be seeing on your wedding day.

Catch Henry Roth in person this Saturday, 17 August at the Vision in White Parramatta Designer Day, 40 Macquarie St Parramatta.

August 15, 2013