Early Beginnings in Fashion
She was born in 1980 in Ballarat, Victoria—Rebecca Vallance’s passion for fashion ignited at an early age. At just 13 years old, she embarked on a modeling career, planting the seeds for a successful future in the industry. Today, Vallance is one of the leading names in the Australian and global fashion scene, with her signature style and high-quality designs setting her apart.
The Launch of a Fashion Brand
Rebecca Vallance launched her eponymous brand in 2011, marking her entry into the fashion world with a striking debut in Paris. This show immediately secured two Harvey Nichols accounts, hinting at the international potential of her brand. In 2012, Vallance returned to Australia, eager to establish her brand locally. It has since attracted a devoted and rapidly expanding following.
Signature Style and Celebrity Endorsement
Vallance is renowned for her bow-tie dresses and innovative designs. Her creations have won the hearts of many celebrities, including Paris Hilton, Eva Mendes, and Lady Gaga. However, the Rebecca Vallance brand isn’t restricted to dresses. It extends its reach to a wide array of luxury apparel, encompassing evening, suiting, and day wear, ensuring a perfect fit for every occasion.
A Global Influence
Vallance’s participation in New York Fashion Week in February 2014 underlined her emergence as a key player in the global fashion arena. This status was further cemented through her partnership with Qantas, where she lent her design expertise to create business class pajamas and amenity kits for the new Sydney-New York flight route via Auckland.
Accolades and Recognition
2021 marked a significant milestone for the Rebecca Vallance brand. After rejoining Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, Vallance celebrated her brand’s decade-long journey in Australia by unveiling her widely appreciated ‘Holiday’ collection. This year also saw her win the People’s Choice Award for the Australian Fashion Laureate, further attesting to her popularity among fashion enthusiasts.
Remaining True to Her Roots
Despite her global recognition, Vallance maintains a strong connection to her roots. She operates a studio in her hometown of Sydney, Australia, which keeps her close to her supportive local community. Her designs grace the racks of some of the most esteemed global designer boutiques, including Net-a-Porter, Harvey Nichols, Farfetch, Neiman Marcus, and others. Locally, her creations can be found in the Sydney and Melbourne flagship boutiques.
A Legacy in the Making
Rebecca Vallance has engraved her mark on the fashion landscape in just a decade. She is not just an ambassador for Australian fashion but a testament to the power of passion and perseverance. Through her unique designs, Vallance continues to shape the global fashion narrative, defining her brand as a touchstone of luxury and modern elegance.