VOGUE 180° The rapid rise of Rebecca Vallance.
“Passionate” sums her up. Rebecca Vallance is working hard to create a good family, a career and an extraordinary business.
She is quite unstoppable. Ask any woman who wears Rebecca Vallance and they will tell you that they feel empowered by her clothes, with their light tailoring, gentle structures and glamour. She has perfected this upbeat signature since she started her business in 2011, when she introduced her collection in Paris and was snapped up by Harvey Nichols. Since then she has gone on to show regularly in New York and has recently become a bestseller on Net-A-Porter.com. She likes a calculated risk: in fact, she thrives on it. Every single step, every button, zip and look has been forged with her team, and despite the many business challenges that face all designers, she is undaunted. She is on a roll. Momentum. Her home in Sydney is a buzzing reflection of all her loves: travel, beautiful things, lush flowers and at the centre of it all her boy, Matthias, who at two years old is gorgeous, funny and inquisitive. She is about to give birth again, at the end of February, and doubtless while she’ll be busy with that, she will also be working on the next collection. Better watch out: she will conquer the world.
Rebecca Vallance wears a custom-made Rebecca Vallance gown. Her son, Matthias, wears an Armani Junior shirt and shorts. Hat, stylist’s own.