Amazing Aussie designers

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

Ooo I love this thread! I adore so many Aussie designers. I’ll add some:

J’Aton Couture

Personalised Weddings Couture (aka Suzanna Blazevic)


Post # 6
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@Cyri:  I like her dress a lot (when I first saw this wedding, I thought Rebecca Twigley had another wedding–they look very similar to me).

I also really like Paolo Sebastian:

Norma Bridal Couture:

Johanna Johnson

Anna Campbell


Post # 7
2700 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Great, now I’m lusting after Karen Willis Holmes dresses and the closest store is on the other side of the globe.  You’re killing me!

They’re also probably way, way over my budget.

Post # 8
1222 posts
Bumble bee

I tried on some amazing Rachel Gilbert designs (price point wasn’t too bad etiher)


Post # 11
46 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have bought my dress from Karen Willis Holmes and I love love loved her dresses.  Another good one in melbourne is Ameline Vitale, on high st amadale – met the designer when trying on dresses and she was accomodating and very talented…  

Post # 12
3372 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014



Love Rachel Gilbert. I think her evening gowns are a bit pricey for what they are, but her new bridal collection is divine. 

My favourites Aussie bridal designers are Steven Khalil, Alex Perry and Toni Maticevski. Toni’s couture pieces are incredible, quite on the avant-garde side but so breathtakingly beautiful.

Post # 15
3372 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Just wanted to add some photos of former Miss Universe Jen Hawkins’ dress, she just married her beau Jake Wall in Bali. Toni Maticevski designed her gown (including a reception dress that she never changed into because she was so in love with her ceremony dress). Her gown features 70 metres of silk organza in the skirt alone. I love this for two reasons – she kept her look so elegant and classic (and didn’t feel the need to show off her killer body) and that it’s not another bloody J’Aton dress.

Post # 16
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Aussie bride here… I love this!  Going to resurrect it with one who hasn’t been mentioned here.. Craig Braybrook 🙂



He also did Renae Ayris’ Miss Universe gown last year (she was 3RU).

I’m so ecstatic to be wearing a Mariana Hardwick dress though!  I freaking LOVE that it’s made right there in their Brunswick emporium and that I even got to meet the woman who will actually sew my dress at my toile fitting yesterday!  Once you consider alterations etc on the price of other wedding dresses (Rafaele Cuccia for example) I really don’t think their prices are too bad for a made-to-measure dress.  And they have totally sold me on the made-to-measure experience, there’s nothing like having the confidence that my dress is being made to fit my body within an inch of its life, right from the beginning! lol.  I also love that they’re happy to customise things like neckline and sleeves to truly make it a one-of-a-kind.

And their store is a truly glorious thing – check this out

It’s like something out of a fairy tale!


And that’s Kim my dress maker! lol


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