A L E S S A marks the design debut of Jordie Grist and Sarah MacKellar.
After both working in the fashion industry for some time the girls realised there was an increasing need for a label that could produce easy-wear shapes but still manage to look chic and modern.
“We design our clothes as we would wear them ourselves. Therefore we use simple cuts that compliment any style, prints that are striking yet flexible and fabrics that are beautiful and easy to wear. We take a lot from our surroundings; it might be a friend or an image or an afternoon. It might be an overseas trip, or a piece from a NYC runway or an album. All these things get thrown in together and articulated through our vision of A L E S S A.”
“Our collections are exciting because they incorporate what we love about international fashion with a very effortless Australian style. This is the key for us really, designing from an Australian perspective but not limiting ourselves in any way. Keeping open and striking a balance in our all pieces. Finding where that balance lies, now that’s something to keep us inspired.”