Founded by Susien Chong and Nic Briand in 2001, Lover began as a humble stall at the Bondi Markets. A union of Chong and Briand’s fashion and graphic design backgrounds, the pair aim to make clothes based on what they love and admire creatively. Self-described as ‘same album, different songs’, the clothing line is universally recognised for its dreamy, ethereal aesthetic. With influences varying from the music of The Slits to the films of Roman Polanski, past muses include Patti Smith, Miranda from Picnic at Hanging Rock and Rooney Mara.
An ever-changing testament to rebellious youth, wisdom and feminine charm, Lover is revered for its impeccable lace creations, feminine silhouettes and timeless tailoring. Ladylike lace comes up against fluid silk, soft knits and floral prints. Wear a white French lace cocktail dress with nude sandals for your next event, or look to the brand’s soft-knit tops and scuba sweats for off-duty chic.
Romantic and refined, the internationally acclaimed label has cult-like appeal. A favourite amongst the fashion pack, the label’s ladylike lace separates have been spotted on everyone from Alexa Chung to Miranda Kerr. Irresistible yet irreverent, the label celebrated its 10 year anniversary at the Sydney Opera House in 2011, and has remained true to its signature style to this day.