Get To Know This Couture Designer

Get To Know This Couture Designer

She’s Brisbane’s most beautiful secret

By Dinushka Gunasekara | 15th July 2020

In a swirl of delicately sweeping tulle and exquisitely intricate lace lies Nardia Panettiere Couture. If you’ve ever wondered where swoon-worthy dresses are born, then look no further because the woman of the label takes them from sketch to seams.


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“I provide a high-couture experience in every stage of the creation process to ensure your gown is the centerpiece of your style,” Nardia says. Dressing brides all the way from the aisle to their wedding night, Nardia meets each custom piece with elegance, sophistication and a distinct style. Her stunning skills also extend to bridesmaids, formal garments and designer evening gowns for every body, style and event.

Nardia's infatuation with fashion was fostered by her now passed nanny, who welcomed her home after school each day with a freshly knitted scarf, beanie or bundles of crafty work. “To this day I use her little gold bird scissors with her jade keyring attached,” Nardia says. “She is with me cutting that last fine piece of thread and ensuring perfection until the final hour.”


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Nardia’s dedication and talent has taken her work to the Townsville Fashion Festival and Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival, as well as to the behest of 9News presenter, Samantha Heathwood, who she dressed for the 2019 Logie Awards. Her couture climb was set to continue with a showcase in Milan and NYC Fashion Week, but the pandemic put those plans on hold. However, that didn’t stop the stellar designer who used the time to plan for the future and pivot to the virtual realm for her clients. “My mentor told me to make my faith bigger than my fear,” Nardia says.

Within her complimentary one-on-one planning sessions valued at $150, Nardia will listen to your inspiration and ideas, guiding them into creation with shapes, silhouettes and her expert design input. Her style and yours will combine in French laces, lavish European fabrics and handsewn beading, and she even uses the remainder of the stunning fabric to create a free garter, complimenting your dress with a touch of hidden luxury.

Check out the feature on Nardia Panettiere Couture in our July magazine below


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Article by Dinushka Gunasekara

Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.


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