‘Dressing well is a form of good manners.’ You’ve undoubtedly heard that quote before. And we at Glam Adelaide stand by it. You’d know by now that we also stand by everything South Australian. And so, we have combined these two ideas and sourced our favourite local fashion designers that manufacture their products right here in SA!
We’ve heard the phrase ‘Buy Local’ thrown around so lightheartedly as of late and it’s great to see that becoming such a normal part of our SA community; but just because you bought it here in SA that doesn’t always mean it was made here. So we’re putting faces to the names of the passionate locals who DO manufacture here and actively supporting those who support South Australia.
It’s so great to see that these brands love our state as much as we do. They’re supporting our industry and our economy, which in turn supports us all. Love local? Buy it.
Featured at one of this year’s Fresh Fashion Fridays at The Richmond Hotel. This label features clean cut, simple lines that whisper ‘effortless style.’ Their range’s palette is mainly black and white leaving the wearer to dress up the designs with their own unique accessories or just letting the simplicity speak for itself. The fabrics Atlas the Label have sourced are of the highest quality, classic and natural where possible which we love.
Founded in 1973 by Parisian Colette Foubert, today Head Designer Liz Foubert is building on classic European styling for the woman of today. Calèche is the most enduring National Bridal label still proudly manufactured in South Australia, with the team creating hand-crafted bridal dresses and eveningwear in their Norwood design room. Caleche are also excited to be part of the AFF, with selected couture gowns on the catwalk on Oct 25th.
The demand for this new designer’s gorgeous pieces is growing dramatically so we suggest you get on board now! With a focus on lace, this label is modern, elegant and at times perhaps a touch risque. The delicate lacework shows incredible craftsmanship and dedication to each individual piece. The intricate crops that have been selling like hotcakes come in a rainbow of colour choices and can be styled up or down in a multitude of ways. The full website is in the making so check her out on Facebook for now.
Designer Duchess first came into the market in 2012 with one major focus – to reduce the use of animal fur in modern fashion. Now the Adelaide brand extends much further than just their faux-fur collection, with chunky knit jumpers, shirts, shorts and more. They support many charities in their fight to stop animal torture in the name of fashion, and that’s a cause we at Glam can’t help but get behind.
Crisp silhouettes with once again excellent craftsmanship. A combination of elegant lines and boxy ones, often combined with bright bold prints. This lends to a range that is eclectic yet adaptable for the wearer. Creator Georgia Palmer is on the pulse and creating styles that we simply need. Her pieces can be added to your daily staples to create a statement to a simple look or worn as a standalone adventurous outfit.
With a focus on bridal and custom made pieces this label creates a world of whimsy and graceful pieces. Greta is passionate about creating fashion that is perfectly tailored to the individual. And that as with life, creating a beautiful piece is not just about the destination, but the journey you take to get there.
The true original. This lady paved the way for Adelaide designers of today. She is a true trailblazer, showing people that you can design, manufacture and create your fashion dream right here in South Australia. Her styles are timeless and classic, true collection pieces, and yet they still have that modern twist to keep the wearer at the height of style. That’s not to mention her bridal range which is so expertly crafted, it truly looks like it’s from a fairytale. Liza has been dressing us at Glam for years, and will undoubtedly continue to do so for many years to come.
A great label for the summer months (but don’t panic, their winter range is exceptional too!) Chic and simple resort style wear with lots of draping and softness. Just looking at the summer range you can picture yourself strolling along the beach, sand between your toes or poolside with a waiter named Pablo serving you up Pina Coladas… no? Just us? Ok well maybe we’re a little lost in the daydream, but to be fair these high quality silk and jersey fabrics feel like a dream, so really, who can blame us?
This label gives us high end style without the luxe label price tag. With a focus on modern femininity. Simple pieces that are draped with high quality fabrics add a light ornateness to the range. And this draping simplicity isn’t just prevalent in the summer pieces, its also present in the winter ones too, meaning those colder months don’t have to be all about boxy thick fabrics, but instead can still be ladylike and delicate.
If you haven’t heard of this remarkable label yet, you’re about to. She is the only Adelaide designer to have been invited to showcase in New York Fashion Week, which in itself is truly incredible. Simmone herself has a heart of gold and puts a world of care and attention into her chic wearable pieces. Her ranges always run parallel to current fashion trends but set the bar just that touch higher, making the wearer stand out from the crowd. Her beautifully selected fabrics are sewn with a precision and expertise that have lead her on the coveted path to NYFW.
Although they stock to the whole of Australia this label is truly passionate about their Adelaide pride. Creating a limited range of high class pieces to ensure that manufacturing can be managed here in SA. Mixing fun and flirty femininity with comfy but chic casual pieces, this label is accessible and the definition of ‘ready-to-wear.’ The cute summer dresses are perfect for garden parties, weddings and summer wine tours. The stylish blouses and t-shirts are great for dressing up jeans when grabbing coffee with the girls or adding something bold to a drab office outfit.
These Adelaide designers focus on incredible gowns, bridal wear and statement pieces made to order with the highest quality fabric, attention to detail and overall skill. We won’t bog you down in detail with these ones, but highly recommend checking them out if you’re in the market for timeless pieces that are the essence of luxury.
This institution on Unley Road has brides and fashionistas coming from all over the world just ensure that their dress is made right here, by these hands, in Adelaide. Read our full story on them here.
The Calèche Bridal House in Norwood offers brides-to-be a viewing of the latest collections or the opportunity to have their dream gown made specially for them.
Classic. Worn by Aussie A-Listers on the red carpet of both the Brownlow Medal Awards and the Logie Awards.
So exclusive there is no direct website. But check out his Instagram to behold the romantic fairytale-esque gowns and to find his email inquiry contacts.
The bridal gowns that dreams are made of. One word: perfection. There’s a reason Liza is one of the most respected designers in Adelaide today.
Intricate and precise. Each gown is not only a design by Malachi Empire’s owner Sok, but a collaboration between her and the wearer.
The crème de la crème. Adelaide’s answer to Hollywood celebrity gowns. The label’s looks have been worn at the Oscars, the Golden Globes, the Logies and the Miss Universe stage and featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and many more.
So what are you waiting for? Support local business and local manufacturing, and go buy something!