Gorgeous glamour on the streets of the city is the name of the game for the Con Ilio New York City Collection. If making a statement is your thing, if colour and texture, beading and skirts that billow, ballgowns and minis are up your alley – then you need to meet this brand new designer.

Con Ilio launched his brand last year and his first collection from this Australian designer wowed us with its drama. Stunning emerald green gowns, incredible gowns with thousands upon thousands of hand sewn petals, decadent feathered skirts, intricately printed pieces – each carefully considered and so very wedding appropriate.

Con Iliopoulos is self-taught – his childhood spent immersed in the world of dressmaking with his mother and grandmother both being seamstresses. His first collection was inspired by fashion capitals around the world – Milan, Paris and of course, New York where the dramatic gowns were set against the modern urban backdrop.

Con Ilio designs are available from his South Melbourne studio by appointment.