Galans of Talent

Galans of Talent

Kellie Alderman profiles the man behind the label - the star attraction at a fashionable fundraising lunch in Brisbane this month.

By Kellie Alderman | 28th August 2014

Arthur Galan is a rare breed in fashion – he doesn’t court the spotlight, he understands the business of fashion as thoroughly as he knows the creative side and his brand has been getting stronger every year since he began in 1998.

The designer was an instant hit in his hometown of Melbourne when he launched onto the scene with menswear but it wasn’t until he released his womenswear collections in 2006 that he began, in earnest, his climb to the top of the Australian designer tree.

Since signing with Myer in 2011, the label has grown into one of the country’s most recognized names, with his signature of quality fabrics and timeless design earning him a loyal fan base and 22 stores.

Arthur’s wife of 16 years, Mimi Galan, is also instrumental in the business; the pair married the day after their second store opened in Melbourne. Arthur comes from a family of tailors but studied commerce at Melbourne University before coming back to the fashion industry. The pair have two children.

This year Arthur Galan was named Australian Fashion Laureate for Best Menswear Brand and, on Friday September 12, Brisbane has the chance to meet him in person as he brings his summer collection to town for an exclusive lunch and parade in The Rainbow Room at Cloudland in aid of the Same Sky charity from 12pm to 3pm.

For more information and tickets go to: katarzyna.com.au

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Article by Kellie Alderman

Kellie Alderman has written about matters of fashion and beauty for more than 20 years as a former fashion and beauty editor for News Ltd. She is a panel member of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane, has hosted fashion workshops with Miranda Kerr and Nicole Trunfio and is often called upon by radio and television media as a style commentator. She has worked with companies such as David Jones, Triumph Lingerie, Maserati and Aria Restaurant, hosting and styling fashion events. Kellie is Style Magazine’s resident beauty expert, with a fabulous beauty column, The Beauty Style-List, appearing in our magazine every month. This year she launched her blog, kelliealderman.com, covering all the fashion and beauty happenings in Brisbane.

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