In Retrospect


To our community, during this unprecedented shift through the unknown.  

SCANLAN THEODORE believes in the importance of reflection and inspiration. As a brand, we are choosing to take this time to look back and share with you some of our greatest moments, taking you on a journey through our 32 years of creativity, innovation and inspiration. 



Designed in 1987 by Robert Pearce. Robert was one of Melbourne’s legendary graphic designers. Also, a founding member of the Fashion Design Council (FDC), a leading advocate body for emerging and innovative fashion designers from 1983-1993. 




In September 1987, we celebrated the grand opening of our Melbourne flagship boutique on Chapel Street, South Yarra. Designed by close friend of the brand, Australian interior designer Don McQaulter of Studio McQaulter. For our first store, the design direction was to create an atmosphere of established sensibility and put an emphasis on modern aestheticism combined with timeless beauty. The layered facets of the design were cultivated to instil memorable quality, form lasting characteristics and essence of our brand heritage. Since then, McQaulter has collaborated with Scanlan Theodore on every boutique design around Australia and New York.


Trumpet like lances protruded from the shop's facade, the ornate wrought iron throughout the shop was made by metalworker Karl Millard. Glass panels above the window by Gerhardt Emmerichs, a mosaic of hand painted tiles by Bern Emmerichs. Ceiling panel by Daly. Metal tables by Tony Pentano and mannequins by Anthony Flood. Alice in Wonderland high back chair upholstered by George Weiss.