ABOUT

In 2021 Anna Thomas celebrates its eighteenth year as part of the Australian fashion landscape. The label is well established with boutiques in prestigious locations across Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, with new flagship stores currently in the planning phase.

The label Anna Thomas has become synonymous with timeless style and quality, as the brand awareness continues to grow throughout Australia.

Over the last decade, Anna made a significant impact on women’s fashion in Australia by creating a culture around the Anna Thomas label. The brand principles are immersed in tactility, quality and a synergy of fabric and craftsmanship.

All the while, the essence of the Anna Thomas brand and core inspiration for our product has always been our customer. ­

Embracing the foundation of quality fabric and detailed tailoring, the clothing is designed for confident and aware women who love luxury and have an appreciation for timeless fashion pieces with a contemporary twist.

The experience in an Anna Thomas boutique is unique. We offer an extensive range which includes our renown tailoring, yet each collection presents a vast choice for the professional woman who desires colour, print and tailoring that can be worn every day. Each seasonal collection of six to seven distinct ‘stories’ is part of the brand heritage, which is infused with and inspired by experiences of music, travel, books and film.

The brand is adored by thousands of women globally, who wear the iconic brand, including many in the public eye, from state premiers, politicians, personalities, leaders of industry as well as everyday confident women

TEXTILES AND TEXTURES

Anna produced her first collection in 2003 and guided the growth of the label as it developed its own handwriting and customer following. While the brand signature remains consistent each season, we continue to push the evolution of the product, keeping it on-trend which defines the Anna Thomas style.

The key to this evolution is in the fabric. We collaborate directly with the best creative textile designers in Italy and our team sources fabrics through a network of exclusive high end fabric mills who share similar design and quality values. A determination and willingness to find the most beautiful cloth has allowed us the opportunity to develop some long standing and personal relationships with these exclusive mills. This has enabled the brand to offer something special and unique in the fashion landscape of Australia.

As a true design-oriented and resourced fashion label, the process of creating a collection, starts with fabric and colour. This is where the creativity begins and evolves. The aesthetic of the garment is a result of well-considered research into fabric, cut, pattern and trim. Every detail matters.

 

HISTORY

After winning the prestigious IWS Young Designer of the Year, Anna had several senior roles with fashion companies most notably as Design Director in Italy for luxury fashion house Max Mara’s Weekend brand.

In 2002 she returned to Australia to commence work on her eponymous label which she founded with her husband David Barrington. The first store opened in 2004 in Little Collins St and the brand grew on the back of both wholesale and company stores.

Anna’s former boss, Luigi Maramotti, Chairman of the Max Mara group described her as a rare person whose attitude to life, friendship, creativity was unique and inspiring.

Anna was diagnosed with a rare illness in March 2017 and passed away in May 2020 at the age of 49. The brand and her legacy continue through founding partner David Barrington who along with the dedicated team are ensuring the succession of her ambition and fulfilment of the ongoing establishment of her especially unique and beautiful label.