One of the things we love most about Fremantle is the myriad of talent beavering away behind closed doors. In central Freo, around the High and Market Street junction, there’s a concentration of creatives working above street level and its our mission to bring their work to you. 

Harriette Gordon occupies a space in one of our favourite buildings, the poetically named Princess Chambers, where she designs and makes beautiful wedding dresses. The author of this note (who shall remain nameless) has spent considerable time in the study of bridal attire and can assure you that there is nothing quite like Harriette’s work on the market. 

Harriette’s second collection was launched this week and is entitled Sonnet XVII, a nod to Pablo Neruda’s poem of the same name. The dresses are elegant but modern, and with just a touch of play. Whilst each dress seems to possess its own temperament, the collection is linked by a feeling of movement and strong sense of romanticism.

Harriette says that if this collection was a song it would be ‘Didn’t I’ by Darondo. 

We love that Harriette is embracing a sustainable approach to her work by aiming to minimise fabric waste and repurpose remnants where possible. We also love her sense of collaboration and passion for Fremantle. In an email to us she wrote, ‘Fremantle really is the best place to live.’ 

Her latest photo shoot took place in the Princess Theatre, a beautiful remnant of Fremantle’s past. Working with her and photographer Liz Looker on the shoot were Gabrielle Scott and Anna Lucinda Baxter, DesignFreo faithfuls and creatives in their own right. We hope you enjoy these images as much as we did. 

Now someone just buy me a ring. 

See Harriette’s range featured on The Lane

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