Elissa McGowan is a luxury womenswear brand from Sydney, Australia.
Elissa McGowan's modern approach to luxury is braced by creating products that are built to last, while remaining considerate of the environment from which the label is inspired by. With plans to build the emerging label into an internationally recognised luxury label, and continue ethical manufacturing in Australia as well as working with the highest quality, and innovative textiles to grow the artistic aesthetic of the label. Behind the luxury womenswear label is a brand ethos, one that is conscious of using fibres that are built to last and transcend seasons.
The label's aesthetic comes from an awareness of nature from a young age – Elissa McGowan's father is a horticulturist, who housed his family near the ocean. Abstraction in both art and nature influence the textile exploration and silhouettes, and create direction for the label's use of organic line. Elissa McGowan has worked with European mills developing own fabrications, giving the label an honest edge of individuality.
An ascending plane of achievements for the label began after being selected by Vogue Italia for Vogue Talents as the top Australian graduate in 2012. Along with debuting her graduate collection in 2013 at MBFWA as part of the Innovators. Elissa McGowan has since received ongoing praise from titles such as titles Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, i-D, Oyster, Marie Claire, and InStyle. In 2015, the brand was nominated for the International Woolmark Prize in Australia.
Elissa McGowan will always remain elegant, directional and intelligent.