“To think a young woman from the country can get invited to the fashion capital of the world, you only ever dream of that as a kid. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime and I’m taking this opportunity and giving it my absolute all. I’m designing a whole new collection to be released and launched specifically in Paris.”
– Tori-Anne Gill (founder and owner of Dark Thorn Clothing)
When I first heard of Dark Thorn Clothing ~2 years ago, I was instantly attracted to its ideology of being based on the Victorian era. The line of clothing boasts of a simplistic yet elegant look – with its super smooth velvet fabric, its delicate gold embroidery, and its fitting that is comfortable and roomy, yet stylish and on-trend. But most importantly, the range captured my attention for its ability to bring the timeless sense of fashion from the Victorian era with a modern twist.
Sure, the cost of the clothing may be a bit steep, but given the amount of hard work that is put into its overall look, not to mention that it is a small scale business started by young South Australian entrepreneur Tori-Anne Gill, you definitely get your money’s worth by buying a product from this ever-growing fashion brand.
The success and popularity of DTC has grown so much in the last 2 years that it has now embarked on a new journey – being invited by the Oxford Fashion Studio to showcase its new range of clothing at Paris Fashion Week in September 2018 at the Le Grand Paris. After raising funds for this trip to become a reality in Port Broughton, Tori-Anne Gill is now bringing a show to Adelaide, where proceeds from this event will go towards funding her DTC trip to Paris. If you’ve ever been curious or don’t know much about the story of how DTC came into existence, then this is the perfect opportunity to get to know Tori-Anne Gill and her brand! As part of attending the fundraiser, all guests can also expect to enjoy a generous 30% discount on full-priced DTC items (all of which are proudly Australian made with quality fabrics) on the day.
Fundraiser event details
$40 GA (free nibbles)
$60 VIP (complimentary glass of champagne, seat along the runway, goodie bag)
Carclew (North Adelaide)
Doors open at 4pm, runway show at 530pm