Empowered by Fashion
By Venetta Sacha
Travelling and shopping is always invigorating and fun. Discovering a new fashion label to bring exciting changes to our wardrobes is a temptation that few women can resist.
A few years ago, I discovered the beautiful, elegant and feminine design line of Anna Thomas and became a regular visitor to her boutique stores in Sydney and Melbourne.
Anna brought European fashion style and quality to Australia and her collections for professional women were inspired by art, travel and music, the movies she adored, the style of Audrey Hepburn and the art of Gustav Klimt.
I wear Anna’s clothes with pride and joy and love the luxurious fabrics, quality and precise fits. Beautifully cut, and designed to mix and match. Anna’s clothes make you feel empowered and confident and mark your femininity.
It came as such a shock to learn of Anna’s recent passing. Her battle with a rare illness sadly ended but her spirit will continue to be embedded in her designs as they represent a woman with amazing vision and strength who refused to give up and continued to create and deliver new collections to her loyal customers until her last days.
Anna Thomas was an inspiration to many, and her fashion house will continue to empower thousands of women. Her love of beauty, dedication and passion will stay with us every day, living in the clothes we wear and reminding us of who she was – humble, strong, creative, resilient and feminine. Her commitment to her craft was second to none. Her drive and passion to grow her brand and business with her co-founder was her life’s work.
In her final weeks, Anna sent a message thanking her customers for trusting her along the journey, for letting her in their lives, for embracing the brand and allowing her to progress with luxury fabrics and trims, quality and with a little fun and humour.
Thank you, Anna, for opening a world of beauty and timeless elegance in our lives and giving us the power to fulfil our own dreams, no matter what. Your legacy will endure, and your brand will continue to give us joy and empower us every day.
You can read the message from Anna Thomas co-founder David Barrington below: