Rebecca has been working in the fashion industry since the age of 16, having attained a Custom Clothing Certificate IV from TAFE. She was placed in a traineeship at Heartney and Johnson. She entered Gown of the Year at the age of 18, ranking in the top ten for her design and craftsmanship. At the same time, she was busy participating in the Golden Gowns Awards, with a statement of attainment in fashion headwear, and placed 2nd at Workskills Australia in testing for all aspects of design, pattern cutting and garment construction. Quality has always been the focal point of Rebecca’s approach to design.

This success sent Rebecca overseas, initially to London. Her dream was to work with the very best, and she took positions at Harrods and Liberty of London. Rebecca went on to work for such well known, quality brands such as Kenzo Menswear and Mandarina Duck through the supplier NRH and in turn, launching a designer range for the German market, which in turn was sold through Harrods, Liberty’s, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols in the UK. She worked with Rebecca Street, a wedding gown designer who has her gowns featured at Harrods and Selfridges and had worked as Alexander McQueen as a pattern cutter.

Rebecca then decided to advance her commercial knowledge, returning to Australia to work at Bras&Things as an assistant buyer before finding love and moving to Newcastle. There her quality design work and keen eye for purchasing found a place in the local bridal industry. She sought to further her professional development as a fashion and retail teacher at TAFE. When the time came for her own wedding, Rebecca’s gown, self-designed, was featured in Hunter Valley Wedding Magazine.

Ascending Style represents the next chapter of Rebecca’s story, as she shares the knowledge and experiences of this extensive career by offering individual consultations. If you are overwhelmed by the choices available, or just need a little help getting it right, Rebecca can help you find a style that expresses your unique image and makes you look and feel beautiful.