Designed & Made in Australia
BY COURTNEY ILLFIELD
Lola Varma is minimal bridal wear designed by Courtney Illifield. As a fashion and wedding photographer first, Courtney found that many women didn’t connect with the common sweep of garments, the traditional details, the dated silhouettes. For these individuals—edgy, unbound by convention—she designed a collection of unconventional bridal wear.
Marrying high fashion and everyday apparel, the separates and gowns aim to mirror the air of our era, the desires of the modern woman. Minimal and elegant, the garments honour a subtle beauty. The ivory shades of a sun-stroked plain, the sheer drapes that ripple with a warm draft, the contours of a woman’s form.
The garments encourage a woman to uncover who she is, instead of cover. Easy going and quietly confident, the Lola Varma woman is grounded in the essentials, not caught up in the immaterial. With an effortless presence she embraces her womanhood. She makes the dress her own.
Like the garments the Lola Varma showroom in Perth is personal and relaxed. From go to whoa we help you find a garment that has the right silhouette, textiles and palette for you—without the pomp or hassle. We also have stockists and pop-ups peppered around Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America. Lola Varma is not, however, limited to brick and mortar. We offer the same friendly, thorough service online for those who can’t reach a store.
We hand make and masterfully cut every garment to order in Perth, using different weights, washes and tones of silk layered with fine wools and cotton. The materials are fluid and comfortable in character, allowing the dress to naturally flow with your body and grace it.