Suits by Marlo & Marlo
As we celebrate The Suit Issue, and suits in all their variations, we couldn’t think of anything we wanted to do more than to celebrate designers who are creating amazing suits for women. Although there is still plenty of room to grow, suit loving brides have so many more options than they once did and we want to share all our love for those who are paying attention! So today? We’re rounding up six designers creating tailored suits for Australian women, transgender or non-binary.
Marlo By Marlo
Sustainable? Check! Made to order? Check! Australian brand Marlo By Marlo is all about creating ethical suits, empowering (each purchase goes towards helping women in business)and sustainable.
Made in limited runs, to reduce wastage and using beautiful natural fabric, every piece is not just designed, but also made in Sydney. Think options like beautiful linens and natural cotton. The options? Available in both classic black, and neutrally beautiful sand.
With a sole purpose of helping their clientele express exactly who they are Shane Ave serves up bespoke tailored options that are almost endless. Founder Deb Saywell, filling a gap for the market she saw for suiting for lesbians, trans men and non-binary formalwear attire.
The teamwork with their clients one on one – either with consultations at their Sydney studio or in various popups they regularly hold. The team identifying fabrics, colours and styles that make the perfect match, working then to custom-make and tailor the piece to its wearer. They work with beautiful suiting fabrics like wools, and then customise everything from the panel to the buttons, linings to cuffs.
Photo by Alana Taylor Photography
Sumissura has been creating suits for women since 2013, so with six years and thousands of orders under their belts, they’ve come to learn a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t. Which is brilliant news for you!
The entirely online brand allows you to design and customise your suit, from a multitude of fabrics, selecting everything from hem shape, to lapels, to buttons and venting in front of your very eyes. The resulting made to measure piece delivered to your door with a click of a button.
December Rush is a definite must-visit for Melbourne suit seekers. The boutique tailor, founded by Giselle Geng, works one on one with clients to make the most beautiful of bespoke suits.
Using beautiful fabrics at various price points, December Rush makes sure to carefully consider their client’s body shape when designing. They believe a ‘good’ fit is not just a ‘tight’ fit. and work to take into account their client’s personality, their style and shape as well as the occasion’s formality to design something that works beautifully on all levels.
Joe Button suits knew that their female clientele wanted beautiful suits, so alongside their menswear collection, they’ve dedicated time and effort to creating tailored suiting options, specifically designed for brides to be. (We particularly loved seeing Joe Button pop up in this gorgeous day we shared._
The team work directly with their clientele to tailor a suit to the wearer’s specific body shape, with the ability to choose from endless fabrics, both for the suit itself and its lining, to the options of the suit itself. Buttons, lapels, monograms and more. It’s as easy as visiting their showrooms, located in both Melbourne and Sydney.
Photo by Henry Paul Photography
P Johnson Femme
We’ve long loved the pieces from P Johnston Tailors, so we were delighted when they debuted P Johnson Femme.
The brand, which has always been about “helping people dress better” has developed cloth specifically for the female form. Including beautiful Irish linens, Italian cotton, corduroys and cashmere, the collections are a match for the high quality we’ve come to expect from the flagship brand itself. The team has developed single and double-breasted blazers and two trouser fits so you can find your own beautiful match in the collection. Each piece will be custom made and tailored to your own measurements and shape.