A love of oranges and other fashionable things!

Love of Three Oranges is a collaborative caper bringing together the best of independent Australian fashion.

Iced Vovo spoke with Suncana to find out a little more:

Suncana at her Rose St Artists' Market Stall
Suncana at her Rose St Artists’ Market Stall

Q: How long has Love of Three Oranges been operating and what prompted you to start your own label?

A: A love of three is a colaborative of two labels, SAGOME (Anna Pontelandolfo) and SUNCANA (me). We work together at McKinnon from our studios handcrafting our labels and representing and selling 7 other Australian independent designers at the shop. We opened the doors 10 months ago. So far so good…..

Q: Are you formally trained in Fashion design or how did you both end up in this area?

A: Anna finished Fashion design at RMIT, I have studied art and craft and art history in Europe.

Q: The name of the shop is cute and is the same as the satirical opera by Sergei Prokofiev – did this prompt the label or how did it come about?

A: The Love of Three Oranges is also a Carlo Gozi fairy tale from late 18th c. I knew it since childhood, Anna is Italian……it was inevitable

Q: How would you describe your clothes?

A: Clothes is the outer layer of our personality ! Should fit well the body and the soul! The first is to try hard and still look like everybody else. I wish to offer some things a bit different.

Q: In your range there seems to be a lot of great designs that can be worn by many shapes, was this intentional – to open clothes/fashion up to everyone?

A: Yes, clothiers of our time should cross the boundaries of countries, time and body shapes!

Q: Do you work on seasonal ranges or what determines what you have in your collection?

A: Yes, seasons are a must in this business, we use wool in winter and linen in summer. Some shapes translate very well through that….

Q: What fabrics do you tend to use and where are they sourced?

A: Mostly using natural fibers, loooove good wool and vintage cottons. Fabrics come from all over the world, and that is all I going to tell….

The popular Tulip Dress
The popular Tulip Dress

Q: What is your favourite item and why?

A: The Tulip Dress.

Q: What is currently the most popular item in your range?

A: The Tulip dress maybe because I love it so much or maybe because it fits most shapes…

Q: Are you going to be developing anything new in your range and if so can you reveal a little what that may be?

A: We are always working on new patterns, lots of different shapes and styles pockets are making it in new season, Anna and I are both thrilled that they are so much “in” again. Coco loved them too….

Q: Is your label stocked anywhere else aside from your Rose St Market Stall?

A: Rose street market is out permanent stall, also of course Love of three oranges in McKinnon, and small range is part of Limerence boutique and gallery in Belgrave…..more to come….

The Love of Three Oranges Team
The Love of Three Oranges Team
Boiled wool jackets
Boiled wool jackets
Zima Dot Coat
Zima Dot Coat
Summer stock in-stock!
Summer stock in-stock!
Necklaces
Necklaces
Comfortable and stylish!
Comfortable and stylish!
Ideal husband shoes
Ideal husband shoes

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