Ladies we’re Loving this International Women’s Day
Today is International Women's Day. A day when we unite to celebrate the achievements of women, past and present, and focus on ways we can make this world a better place for our sisters in the years to come.
Women make such an important contribution in so very many areas of society and culture, but on this day, we here at Never Twice wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate something near and dear to our hearts, and spread the word about some supremely talented women causing waves in the fashion industry while flying the Aussie flag high.
This definitely won't be the last time you hear about these women.
We're predicting big things.
Establishing her brand in Sydney in 2013, Elissa McGowan has created an effortlessly modern ready-to-wear line for women everywhere. Focusing on creating pieces that last (a truly rare quality these days), Elissa's designs have an amazing sculpted quality that incorporates eye-catching detailing and gold accents to create truly unique pieces.
Appearing on runways around the world, the thing we really love about McGowan's brand is the very real focus she has on making women feel absolutely amazing in what they wear. Far from sacrificing practicality for style, McGowan's pieces allow women to look fantastic while facing their day with ease, exuding a confidence, elegance and subtle sensuality that is truly unstoppable.
Ashlee Kalantarian of Ashlee Lauren Designs.
This South Australian designer, the mind behind Ashlee Lauren Designs, has us enchanted when it comes to all things bling, and is proof that dreams really can come true (with a whole lot of hard work behind the scenes!)
Coming from a Visual Communication background, Ashlee started in the fashion industry designing brooch bouquets for brides, before moving onto bridal head combs, and eventually started working in millinery, designing the headpieces and crowns that led to her amazing opportunity to showcase her pieces at New York Fashion Week in 2017.
Ashlee’s amazing headpieces and crowns exude a fierce and fearless elegance that will make any women feel like a queen.
Ianna Sunwu of Haus of Song.
Ethical fashion and luxury are two terms that are not usually synonymous with one another. But Ianna Sunwu, brand founder and head designer at Haus of Song is changing that. A focus on using natural fibres whenever possible, as well as a commitment to ensuring that all employees are working in safe, fair and respectful environments, makes Sunwu a hero in our eyes.
Haus of Song's designs are effortlessly timeless - gorgeous pieces that take inspiration from the world around us. Sunwu manages to infuse her pieces with an aesthetic of power and strength, whilst remaining classy, modern and completely wearable. The versatile, predominantly monochromatic and neutral colour palette and high quality workmanship of Haus of Song's collection means we will definitely be adding a few pieces to our wardrobe.
• ESTHER SILK SHIRT & CHLOE SILK PALAZZO PANTS • SS17/18 EDITH COLLECTION •. Photographer: @itssaraheaven Stylist: @j_s_n_creative Model: @babbygiraffe @the.mgmt Hair: @iamjunykimhair @jonsewellhair Make Up: @tiinacugalj Represented by: @thesydneyagency #HOS #hausofsong #australianbrand #australianfashion #thesydneyagency #luxury #sustainablefashion
Beth and Tessa Macgraw of Macgraw.
Since the establishment of their self-named brand in 2012, these unbelievably talented sisters have been taking the fashion world by storm. On the back of winning multiple awards, their unique pieces have been appearing on runways across the globe, with their range having been picked up by David Jones and other luxury retailers as far spread as the UK and Asia.
Described by the girls as “romantic, royal and irreverent”, the pieces in Macgraw’s collection incorporate one-of-a-kind prints designed by Tessa herself, as well a pops of colour that aren’t often seen on the runway. Their feminine (with a touch of tough) pieces are a unique wardrobe addition for the woman who loves to stand out.
Kacey Devlin of Kacey/Devlin.
Winner of the 2017 National Design Award as a part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival last year, Kacey’s designs epitomise effortless style. Using sustainable fibres, Kacey uses the female form as the starting point for her designs, focusing the flowing lines and the interaction between strength and vulnerability. Her pieces incorporate asymmetrical necklines, soft pleats and gentle tailoring.
Kacey’s pieces are very much trans-seasonal - they’re perfect for layering and combining throughout the entire year, making them essential additions to the wardrobe of the modern and stylish Australian woman.
Let us know in the comment box below the ladies you believe have made in impact in fashion world in recent years - we love discovering new designers to add to our collection!