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Introducing Reverie Collective

Debby Harrington

After honing her craft, designing and making clothes for herself, Marissa Gaspari decided the time was right to start her own label.

That is how Reverie Collective was born.

“I wanted to take my designs and style further than just making them for myself,” she says. “I have been designing and making clothes for myself for years now and have become confident with the style I design.”

And when it comes to those designs, no two pieces are alike so you’ll never see someone else in Canberra wearing your outfit.

One look at the collection and you see a mix of feminine lace, bold patterns, stand out silhouettes and the perfect use of colour.

“Reverie Collective is a label that offers bohemian festival inspired clothing that is unique and special,” Marissa says. “I design my clothes with bright intricate print details and embellishments such as beads and gemstones. They’re made for a bohemian festival queen.”

Marissa says she hopes her debut collection will be out by the end of the year.

“My first collection will be filled with luxury bohemian dresses and skirts with more fun shorter styles that will allow you to dance away the day at festivals,” she says. “My spare time is filled with designing and creating pieces for the collection, playing with the website and sorting out tags and labels for my brand.”

There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes and for Marissa, it’s being done in between studying a Bachelor of Secondary Education at university and a Certificate III in Fashion and Textiles at CIT.

“I want to release my collection at a time where I am happy and confident with how it all looks to ensure that it has a professional feel to it,” she explains.

Marissa, who has lived in Canberra her whole life, says her label will offer something different to what we’re used to wearing in the Capital. She explains that her inspiration comes from her ‘home away from home’ Batemans Bay and coastal life.

“I wanted to create a bit of Byron in the pieces I design to bring a coast bohemian feel to Canberra,” she says. “With the hot Canberra summer, I have been able to style what I would usually wear down the coast here while going out for lunch or shopping with friends.

“Canberra has also been hosting more live gigs and events which is bringing out a different scene of people in Canberra.

“This gives me plenty of inspiration to what I should be designing as I am there with the target market for my brand.”

Find out more about Reverie Collection via Facebook


Debby Harrington

Debby is a journalist by trade who grew up in Perth before making her way to Canberra. As long as she can remember, her mother has always followed a beauty routine methodically, morning and night, which is where Debby developed her taste for the world of beauty. Debby loves trying new products and can’t live without lip balm, sunscreen and concealer. She also has her own blog featuring all things fashionable and beautiful so check out More about the Author

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