There is no doubt that 2020 has made us all the more conscious of shopping locally, and today’s designer embraces local loving through and through. Ella Moda is a Brisbane based brand who not only designs their beautiful creations in the sunny Queensland city but also makes them in the very same studio.

Led by designer Ella Stephenson, Ella Moda was born out of a love of design, that was inspired by Ella’s grandmother Nina, who owned a Russian fashion atelier and who mentored Ella through the art of fashion design.

The new collection for 2020, “After Dusk” is utterly dreamy. It’s inspired by that soft rosy hue the sky turns at sunset, reflected in the tones of blush and taupes throughout the collection.

These gowns are modern – they’re designed with stunning corsetry styled bodices, appliqués and layer upon layer of textured, embroidered and beaded fabrics.

My favourite- “Lizzy” features polka dot style appliqué, that graduates into stunning floral appliqué complementing the off the shoulder detail. Another beauty, “Summa” pictured above, embraces it’s delicately textured fabric with a classic silhouette, the gauzy, transparent bow shoulder detail the most romantic, feminine, finishing touch.

Not sure these gowns are right for you? No problem. Ella Moda also offers a couture service, meaning you can commission your very own, unique and completely custom gown. Shopping local has never been so beautiful!

The brand new collection is available via the Ella Moda showroom in Brisbane.