This high end label is 100%Australian produced by the designer/owner personally designed and made in South Australia with all making, digital printing done here. The designer sources the latest fabrics at Textile trade fairs for her clients and the Ready to Wear and couture ranges of garments. she chooses not to mass produce though she has requests from buyers to do so. The label has high end original designs, quality fabrics and cut made to flatter a woman’s body. The designer comments that her new shop was described by a client it is “something different and something magical” and she prefers to make originals for clients wanting something unique well constructed and not mass produced. She prefers the ethics of doing it this way and hopes to gain recognition as 100 % Australian label.
Several years ago as the guest of Department of Trade and Export in South Australia, Tropice was sponsored to show her resort collection to expatriates at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Dubai. It was clear in Dubai, Australian design is appreciated internationally receiving press in the Dubai newspaper. A recent program highlighted the huge waste of clothing donated to charities that find a majority is unsaleable due to poor construction and non biogradeable fibres though used in landfill content. There is massive flooding of the market with cheap clothing where the fabrics and construction do not last much time. High end vintage clothing often features fine quality fabrics and decoration with amazing long lasting qualities in their weaves, fibre content and incredible decorations. A few of her designs feature vintage fabrics, trims, decoration or old vintage fabrics to enhance the designs. Buyers appreciate the originality of style, technique and quality of workmanship and fabrics.
The boutique has been open since 2017 in the lively hills town of Stirling, South Australia where clients can order original designs, purchase ready to wear mainly Tropice La Mode label or have garments remodelled. The design studio remains open in the Epworth building, Adelaide for those clients wanting bespoke/custom made design by appointment only. The new boutique is found in Gardiner Mall all welcome to visit or by appointment. Any stock seen online can be modified and made to your specifications. A great place to visit in the Adelaide hills and see whatever the season brings! You can buy ready to wear designs or have a special outfit designed for you. Remember you can request options from what is available on the website! Shop times are from 10 am to 4pm daily resuming 5 th January 2018 or make an appointment if you are looking for a special outfit. ( Call the designer Marg 0438370378)