Harlow started as a solution to Kerry’s problem. Just like you, she couldn’t find clothes that she loved, only clothes that fit… sometimes.
Shopping was not fun (you know the feeling, right?), and in the end it was easier to sew her own clothes than it was to trawl through shops only to be disappointed with what was on offer.
Her love affair with fashion started early due to the lack of fashionable clothing in her size and she was forced to get creative.
Using inspiration from trends she was seeing in magazines, music videos, movies and on the streets, she went about adjusting store patterns and whipping up outfits on weekends and putting her own twist on them. Sometimes frantically putting the pedal to the metal to get a new piece created, just minutes before walking out the door.
While it was due to a lack of “fashionable” clothing in her size, it began her lifelong love affair with Fashion.
This drive and determination to get ‘the look’ has helped her in take the plunge, and together with her partner in crime & life Angelo, launched Harlow in 2012.
Kerry knew she wasn't the only one with with this problem. Over 10,000 women have felt the disappointment of shopping for fashion, but they’ve have also found a solution in Harlow.
To help you feel like your most powerful you. We know that fashion for plus-size women is something worth getting right.
What does this mean to you?
It means if you invest in yourself by buying clothes you love (not clothes that just fit), it will literally change your life. Not only will you wear clothes that look amazing and make you feel beautiful each and every day, shopping will actually become a joy for you - yes you heard right - shopping will be fun!
Do you have a:
New position at work?
Family event to attend?
Looking to overhaul your entire wardrobe?
You know where to look: Harlow.
Harlow’s core belief is that every woman has the right to find fashion that reflects her personality.
Designed and made in Melbourne, Harlow is a range of women’s clothing for sizes 12-26 aimed at the woman who knows that looking fabulous can change your spirit and that clothing itself can sometimes be the armour you need to take on the world. It's that amazing feeling that can ensure your day is a better one. She knows that fashion can help change her world!
Harlow women are strong & powerful, and not afraid to take chances.
At Harlow we want you to only wear what makes your heart sing, if you don’t love it, don’t let it take up valuable space in your wardrobe. Buy well, buy quality and buy ethical.
Our aim is to offer up premium quality pieces that the Harlow woman can wear with pride on repeat for years to come.
We offer up quality, limited edition pieces, that not only make you feel amazing but also stand the test of time. We are big believers in consistently adding value to your wardrobe. Each season we think back to what Harlow women already have in their wardrobe and what we can add in the coming season to take them & their wardrobes to the next level.
Being Australian made is important to us. Keeping skills alive, making local, using ethically accredited manufacturers and knowing the people behind our product makes it feel all that more special by knowing that Harlow has a strong extended network.
By specialising in smaller collections, every Harlow fashionista is able to stand out from the crowd. This not only makes Harlow pieces extra special, but aligns with our sustainable principles. Our pieces are manufactured to last years on high rotation, rather than end up in landfill after a season. To ensure this quality is maintained all Harlow pieces are made in Australia using premium quality fabrics.
Each range is made of great quality pieces with a focus on fit, strong silhouettes, textural fabric and subtle detailing, giving each design a unique twist.
Proudly Australian Made and owned.
Harlow clothing is 100%* made in Australia, this is a conscious decision for us, and we thought we would share some of the reasons why it’s important to us.
Manufacturing locally means:
• we can be nimble in our design process,
• we can take the time good design needs to get each garment fit & feel special,
• we can use premium quality fabrics and make smaller/limited edition runs which allows us to bring you something unique in our offering,
• greater innovation from close collaboration with our makers.
We have strong partnerships with teams behind the brand. Not only is our patternmaking team just as invested as us in getting the fit right, they also work towards a bigger goal of ours to minimise fabric wastage and are ethically accredited.
We know & have a strong relationship with the family run, accredited factories that manufacture your clothes. They strive to ensure that every Harlow garment is of the premium quality you deserve.
Australian made fashion is so important to us, keeping skills alive, making local, knowing the people behind our product makes us feel proud.
We can celebrate that.
* Please note, a small percentage of non-apparel items are not made in Australia.
Harlow believes in helping you stand out in a crowd.
We specialise in smaller runs, sometimes as little as 16 pieces have been made in a particular fabric or colour. To let you know exactly how many pieces have been manufactured per style, we list the total units manufactured in the description, this will allow you to know how "special" the piece you are purchasing really is.
With many pieces being made in limited edition you can rest assured that you will be among a select number of fashionistas who are sporting that particular design.
Now that's something you certainly don't get everywhere...
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