Founded in 1987 by Gary Theodore and Fiona Scanlan, Scanlan Theodore is a contemporary Australian fashion house for the global woman. The independent, luxury fashion brand defines a new genre of femininity by empowering women with intelligent, contemporary, and timeless designs that cultivate modern elegance and independent spirit.
Synonymous with intelligent well-crafted designs, Scanlan Theodore’s devotion to modern aestheticism has not changed since its inception. Unwavering in its design philosophy of refined aesthetics and contemporary elegance, each Scanlan Theodore creation is infused with artisanal craftsmanship.
Driven by a commitment to conscious craft and curiosity of form, the brand’s foundation ready-to-wear collections became renowned for their impeccable construction and innate wearability.
Scanlan Theodore has eighteen retail boutiques nationally, five concession spaces in Australian department store, David Jones, as well as a global online business. In March 2018, Scanlan Theodore unveiled its first international boutique in Flat Iron, New York City, before opening a further four locations throughout the United States.
The Design Studio
Intelligence and integrity are at the forefront of the Scanlan Theodore design philosophy, with each collection carefully created and developed in-house at their Melbourne-based Design Studio. Concepts of form, sculpture, proportion, and archival vintage are intricately sketched, then hand-crafted by a network of artisan partners.
Embodying traditional skillsets from European dressmakers, the Design Studio is underpinned by a classic, minimalist aesthetic paired with a modern view of femininity. Each Scanlan Theodore piece is crafted with a sophisticated design sensibility - evocative of timeless wearability and refined elegance.
The ready-to-wear collection embraces a contemporary approach to couture fabrications sourced from speciality mills across the world. Summer and winter collections comprise of signature styles from tailoring to crepe knit, pleated rib, brushed mohair, silk, cashmere and leather.
Scanlan Theodore has twenty-three boutiques globally, along with five concession spaces in Australian department store, David Jones.
The signature retail concept has been under the design direction of acclaimed Australian interior designer, Don McQualter, for 35 years. The relationship is one of creative respect and mutual aestheticism, emerging in 1987 when Scanlan Theodore opened their first boutique in South Yarra. The boutique atmosphere evokes a memorable quality, with design moments to inspire an experience of intimate luxury.