At my age many of my friends have just finished their university degrees or started their careers. Meanwhile, 22-year-old Adelaide local Catherine Maglaris has already established herself as a high fashion designer. She started designing at just 13, selling transformed vintage clothing and jewellery online and at market stalls. She developed her dressmaking skills in high school and TAFE before going overseas to study at the College of Fashion at the University of The Arts London.
After two and a half years in Australia being mentored by industry icon Pat Georgiou, Catherine has started her own high fashion label called Dérma Department. The luxury label began in 2016 producing chic and elegant pieces for young women. Premium quality is of the utmost importance so these clothes will both look and be timeless.
Gone are the days of 'wear once' pieces, people want clothes that can be worn over and over. Dérma Department's first collection 'Essential' fits the modern woman's desire to be timeless. The collection features unique, staple leather pieces that embody modern fashion.
Black Zel Jacket $699
My personal favourite is the beautiful Zel Jacket retailing for $669 (or take advantage of AfterPay). Every woman needs a staple black leather jacket in their wardrobe.
Catherine's designs have been worn by international celebrities like Demi Lovato, Ciara and Nicole Scherzinger. Now lucky fashionistas can snatch up her limited, one-of-a-kind work in Australia (free shipping too!). Derma's next collection will showcase eveningwear worthy of the red carpet.
Dérma's Essential collection is available now for pre-order on their website. Be quick to grab an exclusive design to make you stand out from the crowd.