DESIGNERS LAUNCH NEO-ELEGANCE
TWO local fashion addicts have put their obsession with great clothes to good use, creating a label designed to offer something completely different.
MA (short for Mary-Alice) Glaskin, of South Perth, and Michelle Lochner, from Kardinya, have created a range of high-end items out of neoprene, more commonly seen in wetsuits, as part of their latest collection.
Their label, Angel of Greed, is the result of a shared dream and something the two friends had been talking about for years.
Ms Lochner (22) studied fashion business at the Melbourne School of Fashion and Ms Glaskin (25) studied fashion and textile design at Tafe in Perth, but neither completed their fashion studies, choosing instead to enter the workforce.
Ms Glaskin works for Qantas and Ms Lochner works in events management and promotions.
Despite moving into different jobs, the women’s love of fashion continued to flourish and after spending months going back and forth to Bali checking out different dressmakers, they made their dream a reality by launching their first collection last year.
Ms Lochner said they chose neoprene because it was distinctive.
“It’s so edgy and it’s completely different to what everyone else is doing,” she said.
“And the way it stretches is flattering too.”
Ms Glaskin said the clothing was perfect as dressy resort wear because it could be worn for swimming or simply lounging around on a boat.
The women say they are like sisters and are able to be openminded with each other about their different points of view.
“We do have different styles and we work together to get the best out of both of them,” Ms Glaskin said.
agree straight away but we couldn’t do it without each other.”
With a dream of one day having their clothing in Fashion Weeks across the country, the designers will shortly move their operations from Ms Lochner’s home to a warehouse in Osborne Park.
M A Glaskin and Michelle Lochner with some of their designs.