Since its high-profile launch at Australian Fashion Week in 2003, CAMILLA AND MARC has become the local star in luxury womenswear. Brother-sister duo Camilla Freeman Topper and Marc Freeman have identified and established a sophisticated tone that reflects the ease of the Australian lifestyle, allowing them to build a brand ethos that is at once contemporary and effortlessly elegant.
Whilst Marc, who studied commerce and engineering, has the business know-how, Camilla found her niche studying design at the Whitehouse Institute of Design in Sydney. Upon graduation she won a scholarship to attend the prestigious Accademia Italiana Arte Moda in Florence, Italy. This training not only stood her in good stead for planning ranges and structuring a collection, but it also deepened her passion for working with quality textiles, and fine-tuned her training for couturier techniques such as draping.
The evolution of the CAMILLA AND MARC brand has been a carefully considered process. Important foundations were put in place early on, by nurturing the key message of the brand — luxurious, high-end fashion for discerning consumers— and by establishing what would be the signature product offerings: evening wear, classic tailoring and separates. Whilst perfecting the process, CAMILLA AND MARC garnered an enviable fan base of stylish young women — such as Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Kirsten Dunst and Rose Byrne.