Neville Antoinette has done what many designers couldn’t. Transcending the boundaries of a traditional approach to design, Antoinette has catapulted to success at break neck speed, with his unusual, dark and couture label, Elliven.
Hailing from Australia, he has already made a mark on the fashion scene. Ushered into a Lady Gaga ‘Born This Way’ concert by a friend; he was brought backstage by the Lady herself, intrigued by what he was wearing. From the meet up Gaga ordered several pieces of the label. Since then, he has gone from strength to strength with the release of his new line, Exoskeletal Recombination. Taking inspiration from crustaceans, and sea life around him, he has
managed to combine his unique aesthetic to his creations. Using many angular shards of fabric, Antoinette has crafted this collection with almost perfect symmetry. The use of leather and organic materials is prevalent within his designs, and the look behind the collection reminds me of a violent, magical world in which Antoinette has created.
This shy and soon to be Londoner is looking to take the world by storm, showcasing his latest collection down the runway in Melbourne for the RAW Design Showcase, and has plans to show in New York and London fashion weeks.
We can’t wait to see where he will go next.