As an Australian who is interested in fashion, it is safe to say, we adore our Australian designers, but an international designer can give an extra flare and excitement to our special occasions.
On a recent trip to the United States, our buyers came across a new designer Ravissaint, who designs, creates and hand stitches every dress in house. Located in the same building as the famous Michael Costello, Raissaint has already been recognised for dressing top celebrities on the red carpet, quickly establishing a strong name for herself.
We were lucky enough to spend time with owner and creative designer Aslihan Bal to learn more about the brand.
When did you first realise you wanted to pursue a career in design?
I realised I wanted to be a designer when I was 13 years old. I decided to go occupation high school / fashion instead of regular high school. Since that day I’m feel in love with designing and sewing.
What was your initial goal for kick starting your brand?
Honestly, I wasn’t really sure what was I doing, I just locked myself in my atelier 3-4 months and created. I used to ask myself, “who will even buy my pieces?”.
I quickly found that working along by myself was not enough, I needed help to make all my orders for clients and celebrities.
How would you best describe Ravissaint?
Ravissaint is confident and classy but most important is everyone deserves to feel special on their special day. Ravissaint is an affordable custom designer for everyone.
What is your inspiration for your current collection?
Wild and colorful would best describe my current collection, but let’s see how it’s going to come out ☺️ I have to touch the fabric first than I feel the inspiration.
What is your favourite part about being a designer?
Since I was a little girl, I knew I was born to create dresses!
I know after watching my first fashion show and watching my pieces come to life on the stage, I will be unstoppable!
How do you want women to feel when wearing your designs?
Confident, Elegant, Assertive.
Designs avaiable to hire online and in our showroom by the end of the week!