During fashion week I had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful Melbourne based designers. It got me thinking about how great it would be to showcase some of the emerging talent we have here that may not be on the catwalk but is worthy of a mention.
So here I present to you the first in Lady Melbourne's Designer Series- Alabakov.
I spotted designer Stephanie Carello at a party wearing her cupcake skirt featured above and knew that I a/ had to talk to her and b/had to have the skirt.
Stephanie creates a capsule collection, releasing it on her website in the first week of each month. Once it is sold out, it's sold out, but it's a creative way for an emerging designer to get their stuff out there while keeping costs down.
Lady Melbourne readers are getting a sneak peak at her October and November collections as well that I predict will be sold out the minute they are up. If you want first dibs Stephanie recommends subscribing to her mailing list as members emailed the moment the collection is up.
You heard it here first!
What were you like as a child? Quiet and reserved.
If you could be in any music video, what would it be? Hmmm...Fat Boy Slim, Praise You.
Whats on your bedroom/work room walls? Sketches and images of Emma Watson. I adore her!
Did you always want to be a designer? Yes, born to be one!
Whats your favourite perfume? Dolce an Gabanna light blue
Do you remember the first piece of clothing you ever designed or made? A skirt for my Barbie to match a skirt I had!
Chocolate or vanilla? Are you crazy....chocolate!
Whats your earliest memory? Barbie coming to my birthday...
What do you hope for the label? That I can reach people who love to make fashion their own. To see my stuff down the catwalk will be an awesome experience
If I wasn't a designer I'd be.... a lawyer! Haha... That's why I'm a designer!!
If you would like to be featured in Lady Melbourne's Designer series simply send me an email to email@example.com with photographs of your collection, a link to your website or online store and a brief bio.