DRESSING celebrities for red carpet events might seem a long stretch for a Bundaberg fashion designer, but Kiara-Bella Moore’s couture illustrations and custom designs are a cut above the rest.
A self-confessed designer since she could hold a pencil and self-taught seamstress, Kiara’s stunning bikini designs have recently caught the eye of Maxim, the bible of beach wear, for their National Swimwear model of the year calendar.
And she’s now got her sights set on the big time with her clothing label Kiara-Bella Designs.
“I have been drawing and illustrating for as long as I can remember, and I was always playing on the sewing machine with my mum Cianna,” the 18-year-old said.
“Mum taught me how to sew and it sort of blossomed from there. Now I cut my own patterns and hand make all my designs from home.
“I am designing and creating all day, every day, from couture illustrations to swimwear, ready to wear sets and now dresses.
“My ultimate dream would be to showcase at international fashion weeks like New York, Paris, Milan and dress celebrities for The Met Gala.”
A graduate of the New Business Assistance with NEIS, Kiara was mentored by Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs and her designs will appear across a two-page spread in the next edition of Designer Q Magazine.
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“It’s exciting. I’ve always done everything for my label including styling and modelling myself, so it will be an amazing experience to see a whole team including professional photographers, stylists and fashion models creating the content for my designs.” Kiara said.
In addition to preparing for upcoming photo shoots and events, Kiara’s loyal clientele continue to lap her designs.
“It normally takes a maximum of about two weeks from the time a client contacts me or goes online and buys the garment for me to hand make it and have it delivered to them.”
In the words of her mentor, Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs Business Coach Cameron Ford, Kiara was always destined for big things.
“Kiara came to see me when she was 17-years-old, and her determination and passion was evident from the day I met her,” he said. “Being 17 she was too young, so I advised her to go away, keep working on her dream and come back when she was 18.”
For more information please visit www.kiarabelladesigns.com