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Interview – Lisa Gorman (+ giveaway!)

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Friday 4th November 2011

Gorgeous new pieces from the Gorman Summer 2011 range

Gorman Summer range (no one does socks with heels like Gorman!)

Lisa Gorman at work in her Abbotsford studio – these shots by me.

I have long been in awe of Lisa Gorman.  I can think of very few more inspiring local creative businesswomen in this talent-filled city.  It is so amazing to think that Lisa started out in 1999 with just a few handmade pieces sold through Fat stores, and no real intention of launching a fully fledged label.  Twelve years on Gorman is a household name, with high street stores across the country and around 140 employees!  It’s an incredible and truly inspiring story.  Seriously, how does that happen!?

I visited Lisa in her Abbotsford studio this week, and whilst sifting through a storage box of photos from her earliest collections, we got chatting about this very question.  How did it happen!?  At what point does an fledgling indie label morph seamlessly into an iconic Australian fashion brand?  To be honest, she seemed kind of stumped.  ‘I don’t know!’ she said, thoughtfully.  ‘It’s weird… I’m not sure what the answer is… but I think in the end, it really just comes from a complete obsession with sewing beautiful clothes’.

So simple and so true!  Of course hard work and drive play their part in the success of any business, but in the end, it’s a genuine passion for making unique and fabulous clothes season in and season out, that, after 12 years in the business, keeps Gorman ahead of the pack.  And to be totally honest, even though there are Gorman stores in every major shopping strip across the country… as a customer I reckon you do feel that obsessive compulsive perfectionism when you’re browsing in store.  The brave yet perfectly cohesive colour combos, prints and patterns (all designed in house), the carefully considered accessories – chunky jewellery, fabulous patterned socks and stockings with cute clogs.  That quirky / cool / smart / sexy uniquely ‘Gorman’ look.  I am not sure it would be such a consistently excellent shopping experience if this brand weren’t run by a woman who, in the end, is just completely and utterly obsessed with making awesome work.

I am truly thrilled to interview Lisa today, because she really has been such a hero of mine for a long time.  I’m also SUPER excited to announce that Gorman are making some insanely cute T-shirts for our crew to wear at the The Design Files Open House!   Which may or may not involve YELLOW POLKA DOTS.  OMG.  So. freaking. excited.  Thankyou Gorman!  We heart you to death.

Another reason we heart Gorman is that they’ve offered a very generous giveaway for one lucky reader today!  To celebrate the recent launch of Gorman’s brand new online store, Lisa and the team have offered a $500 online shopping voucher giveaway! Alls ya have to do is leave a comment on this post by 10.00pm this evening, Melbourne time.  A winner will be selected at random and contacted by email.  The giveaway is for online shopping only, and is open only to Australian residents.

UPDATE – wowsers thanks for all your amazing comments ladies (and gents!).  A lucky winner has now been drawn – comment #384 was the winning number – congratulations to Bianca!  Thanks SO MUCH for this excellent response guys!  You are fab.  Every single one of ya. :)

Massive thanks to Lisa for her time and for this super giveaway!   Do share the love by paying a little visit to the excellent Gorman online store!

Tell me a little about your background – what path led you to starting Gorman?

It was an unintentional path actually. I did nursing at the Royal Melbourne Hospital after I finished school, then did a retail / visual merchandising traineeship with bridal couturier Mariana Hardwick, then eventually became a designer with her. During this time I shared a house with the Rachel and Kym who had just started up Fat 52. While I designed wedding dresses, I continued to sew for myself. oneday in 1999 Rach said ‘why don’t you make some stuff for fat?’ and i said ‘ok’ and off it went! I gradually phased out nursing and bridal once I could survive on Gorman alone. It took 4 years of multi jobs.

Gorman has gone from strength to strength since you first started back in 1999!  Did you ever expect to have your own high street stores and a brand that has become a household name?   What were your initial goals for Gorman when you first started?

I had no expectations to be honest. My initial goal was to do the 10 peice exhibition-style collection for Fat, of which there were about 25 pieces of each style all made from almost the same roll of fabric. I didn’t want a fashion business. I couldn’t think of anything worse than comitting to rent, staff, overheads, calculators, margins. Scary.

Once I got to the 3 year mark, (6 collections into it) and had around 50 stockists, I had to make a decision as to whether this was on or off. so I went for on, and it’s continued to be on for the last 12 years. Miraculously though I must admit. It’s a choppy old industry out there, I was untrained and inexperienced in the world of business and sort of flew by the seat of my pants. there’s something to be said for naivety and creativity I believe.

Gorman Spring range – love that cute copper dress!

How is the business structured? –  how many people work with you and do you still play a very hands-on role in the day-to-day running of the business?

I have a staff of around 140 people, mostly being our prized and precious retail staff out in the stores.  I have a small product design team of 3, including myself, a graphics and IT/online team of around 3 and a management / admin team of around 8 people. I’m very hands on, basically directing all creative elements of the business from store fit-outs to product design to branding to promo’s. I spend most of my time directly on clothing and accessory product design which I believe is the backbone of the brand. If the product isn’t spot on then the rest of it is a waste of time. I have excellent support within the business in managing the day to day runnings of the retail side of the business, which is super important when my skills lay naturally with the creative side.

Gorman Headquarters – these shots by me.

Sample shoes at Gorman HQ

What does a typical day involve for you?

Straight into my design office and working with Sarah and Sara on clothing and accessory product. This can be anything from planning the next month (we work on a month at a time) or fittings, or finishes or materials selection or the million questions and approvals and swatches and answers the factories need from us. I speak with Sophie daily about whatever we having going on in marketing, I speak with my business partner David somewhere in the corridor usually, and talk to Freya about colours and units and delivery dates for stock. I speak to Summer about fittings and leadtimes and production joys and woes.

I have a brand meeting weekly with managers from all departments to look at the business end of the stick. Sales figures, staffing, sell throughs, deliveries, re-runs, great stores, problem stores, new stores, VM, PR, store promo’s.. and whatever anyone needs to discuss.

Then I sprint out of the office, down the stairs, out the door and into my car with about 45 seconds to spare until the school bell rings, and always in fear of being one of those bad parents who always picks their kid up last. The other half of my day begins here.

Lisa with Sarah from her design team

How would you describe your own sense of style?  Are you more comfortable in jeans and Converse, or do you always wear pretty things and cute shoes!?

Always more comfy in jeans and conny’s, but in fear of that getting boring I mix it around with lady-shoes, shirts and my favourite… the printed pant.

The printed pant!  Gorman Summer 2011

Can you list for us your top 5 creative resources across any media?

The Sartorialist
Style.com
Geometric Kapitza (a book of geometric patterns)
Etsy
Google images (can I say this??)

Which designers / creative people do you admire?

Vivienne Westwood for being a true example of sticking to ones style through the decades.
Marcel Wanders for his knot chair and for all the other brilliant furniture and lighting he comes up with.
Rhys Lee for his beautiful style with brush on canvas and gorgeous use of colour.
Andrew McConnell for food, glorious food.
Pia Murphy for her ceramics.
Dean Angelucci (my husband!) for his ability to hunt down the best vintage french and danish furniture.
Kylie from Obus for her seasonal colour palettes.
Beci Orpin for everything she makes.
Raph for his Beatbox Kitchen concept, delicious burgers included!
Jean Paul Rosette for his way with hairdoo’s.
The Fat girls for representing new fashion for over a decade.
Cameron Brott for his ability behind the decks.
Ben Glezer for his sharp eye behind the lens.
Nest architects for making nice buildings.
Anna Krien for her written word.

What would be your dream creative project?

My dream creative project at the moment is bike decoration.  I think my most joyous creative moment in recent timess was when I did the polka dot bike last christmas. I couldn’t stop looking at that thing and was a bit surprised at how much I loved it to be honest. I don’t own one, it was about making it, not really having it. It was partly because it was out of the usual day to day clothing realm for me. I can’t say it was wildly significant, technically or creatively, in the world of design… it was just cream dots on a red bike.. which is why I still wonder why I was so fascinated with it.

I’m working on another one right now with a slightly more ridiculous pattern… moving on from the dots. You’ll see it instore in december.

Gorman 2010 Christmas bike (a brand new bike design is coming next month!)

What are you looking forward to?

Right now I feel quite content in the present. I don’t think i’m a big into-the-future sort of a person. I can tell you I’m looking forward to my roo-burger BBQ at home tomorrow night, and that I’m looking foward to seeing the new re-furb on the GPO store next month, and that I’m looking forward to those figs on our tree being edible, and for the tadpoles we caught that have just sprouted legs turning into frogs.  I look forward to living in Rome or Paris someday with my family.  Not sure if this is as likely as the tadpoles turning to frogs, but it’s an idea I frequently entertain…

Ooh la la I love this one.  From Summer 2011 again.

Melbourne Questions

Your top 3 favourite shops in Melbourne? (except Gorman!)

Angelucci 20th Century on Smith st, Fitzroy… (of course, he’s my husband)
Tarlo and Grahram on chapel st prahran windsor
Craft Victoria

What/where was the last great meal you ate in Melbourne?

Tough, but I would have to say Union Dining in Richmond.  Not just the food but the fit out, the staff, the whole damn lot. I’ve been there a few times now, always brilliant.

Outside Melbourne however (just in case you want to know) is Loam, about 10 minutes inland from Queenscliff, is truly delicious, and in the middle of an olive grove, with a super creative degustation menu of amazing deliciousness. The service was impeccable.

Where would we find you on a typical Saturday morning?

At home, in the house. Going nowhere, hopefully with no plans. Awesome.

Melbourne’s best kept secret?

The best bakery in the whole of the world in fact, Fatto a Mano on Gertrude st, Fitzroy, specifically the chocolate brownie, organic and all.

Another cute polka dot bike at Gorman HQ!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Friday 4th November 2011

774 comments

  • Melanie 3 years ago

    Love the interview! Gorman is one of my favourite fashion brands, the colours and patterns Lisa works with are so refreshing. I’ll also make a vote for the fruit sourdough at fatto a mano, yum!

  • Mandy 3 years ago

    The early bird gets worm!! Oh to have a Gornan voucher would just make my day!!
    What a talented woman!

  • maria 3 years ago

    Oh the colours! Every season it’s love!

  • krist 3 years ago

    I heart Gorman to death as well!! actually ironically wearing my favourite Gorman outfit today before I even saw this article!

  • jess 3 years ago

    Ahh the cute-ness. In the middle of night duty (Emergency Nurse)-need some Gorman happiness. :)

  • Mary Anne pangilinan 3 years ago

    Love Gorman! Love her gorgeous clothes and her house!!! Her house is the bomb!!! Can you please do a home tour Lucy???Pretty please???? Actually I bought a jacket from Fat when it was on johnston st fitzroy almost 15 years ? from her first collection. It was grey felt wool. Still have it but can’t fit into it! Thanks for a great interview x

  • Ella 3 years ago

    Lisa Gorman, the woman who can do no wrong. I didn’t realize Angelucci was owned by her husband but really, I’m not surprised & it makes total sense. What a power couple!!

    By the way, absolutely agree with the comment about Fatto a Mano! Extreme brownie love!

  • Melissa 3 years ago

    oh my gosh. my dream competition. Gorman’s clothes are dreamy. I loved reading the interview with her too.

  • Melissa 3 years ago

    What a generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

  • kat 3 years ago

    I’m a big fan of gorman…always lots of new and surprising things to look at, fab colours palettes/patterns and super wearable to boot!

  • Hannah 3 years ago

    I love Gorman and I love The Design Files! What a great read.

  • sarah.a. 3 years ago

    Gorman designs are always great! :) And thanks for the interview.

  • lu 3 years ago

    yay.

  • Claire 3 years ago

    The gorman shopping experience is like no other.
    Lisa’s stores are like mini oases in a sea of so-so fashion.
    I loved this cheeky backstage insight!

  • Lauren 3 years ago

    I’m SO desperately in need of clothes and having Gorman ones- I’d be over the moon!!!!
    AWESOME giveaway as usual. THANKS :-)

  • Ness 3 years ago

    Oooh me…me! I’ve loved gorman forever. Thanks for the interview Lucy.

  • JacQueline 3 years ago

    Could it be sock & clogs for me this year?

  • Natalie 3 years ago

    I love Gorman and polka dots!!

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    Gorman is my favourite

  • Anna 3 years ago

    Gorman always have such lovely colour & prints…stunning :)

  • Sam 3 years ago

    What a wonderful giveaway. I am totally in love with the swedish summer dress. Always loved Gorman, especially the clogs.

  • Cathg1g2 3 years ago

    I’m in for self and two teen daughters
    Thank you

  • ralph 3 years ago

    I thought I was in love when i saw the polka dot dress…. then the polka dot bike turned up!
    Feel a little giddy.

  • Liz aka Betty Jo 3 years ago

    Colour, patterns and zany socks (I’m bringing *zany* back into circulation) are my fave combination. And the bird and kangaroo dress I’ve spied is calling my name!

  • Sandra 3 years ago

    loved that interview! lisa is awesome. i still have a gorman skirt i bought in 2000! x

  • elizabeth 3 years ago

    hello! rad interview. i love gorman.

  • Nicki 3 years ago

    Oh to rock socks and heels. I wish. Maybe I could with one of those stunning prints…

  • Tara 3 years ago

    Gorman? Yes please!!! Get me out of these rags!

  • Sarah J 3 years ago

    I’d love to win this. Gorman is one of my fave online places for a daily drool…

  • AmandaT 3 years ago

    Gorgeous stuff! I’d love to add a little Gorman to my collection.

  • Beth 3 years ago

    wow Lucy, awesome giveaway! keeping my fingers crossed!!

  • laura 3 years ago

    Oh my! shopping list is ready :)

  • Melissa 3 years ago

    I have followed Lisa since the fat days, alway original with distinctive style x she is an inspiration! ps I’m sooooooo would love some new bright colours in my wardrobe x

  • Natalie 3 years ago

    I need this so bad. I lurve Gorman so much. x

  • Lucy 3 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE. Cant help but not feel happy when i wear Gorman

  • Claire 3 years ago

    I absolutely love Gorman, and Lisa seems like such a lovely down to earth lady! She deserves all the success.

  • Notting Hill Girl 3 years ago

    Gorman just keeps going from strength to strengthI need that black polka dot dress in my life now – only 6 weeks till I arrive home for Christmas, so I’ll be sure to pay them a visit! NHG x

  • Georgie 3 years ago

    Yes please! Gorman was already on my shopping hitlist for this weekend. But now there’s an online option?! wow.. no reason at all to fight the crowds! xG

  • Shelley Panton 3 years ago

    Great to hear Lisa’s story from her humble beginnings,. I didn’t realise she only started 12 years ago.

  • Jojo 3 years ago

    Gormanophile, particularly their shoes, I can’t get enough.

  • great interview – what is there not to love about lisa ?? such an inspiration and an awesome chick too.

  • Gemma 3 years ago

    Great to learn about Lisa’s history and how Gorman has evolved. And oh wow, the giveaway!

  • daniela 3 years ago

    Gormaophile me too. LOVE. Great Interview.

  • Elisha 3 years ago

    Please let it be ME!

  • Mel 3 years ago

    Stylish and beautiful.

  • Bec 3 years ago

    Keep up the awesome work Lisa it’s been a lovely ride. Hear! Hear! to another successful 12 years! Bravo

  • Molly 3 years ago

    Count me in. Love the design and use of print.

  • Emma 3 years ago

    I own heaps of Gorman and still have a pair of anglers from the Fat shop in Johnson street! Lisa has such a knack for combining wonderful colour and print with wearability – and seems like a lovely person too. Would love to win! But… I always particularly loved that there were lots of items in the range that were figure-flattering for this medium-hourglass lass, (especially the slacks, I used to buy a pair or two every season) and now I feel such pieces aren’t really made any more. Anyone else feel the same?

  • Barbara Fisher 3 years ago

    Oh yay! A Gorman giveaway!

  • di 3 years ago

    super generous giveaway, thanks for the chance! di

  • Lorinda Morley 3 years ago

    I am in love! My husband will wish you never introduced me to there website ;)

  • Bertie 3 years ago

    How the heck people manage to cram so much in to their day, I have no idea! Thanks for a super interesting feature on my favorite fashion store.

  • Amanda 3 years ago

    AAH! what a giveaway! please count me in!

  • Liz 3 years ago

    What an amazing give-away!

  • Margaret 3 years ago

    looking gorgeous in gorman,

  • Gabriela 3 years ago

    gorman is truly one of the most beautiful clothes in australia :)

  • jasmine mansbridge 3 years ago

    I love the clothing and the bike is beautiful… Thank you for such an interesting interview!!!!

  • daniel 3 years ago

    this would make my wife happy, and not cost me a cent. thats happiness!

  • Mandus 3 years ago

    I love all that Lisa Gorman does from clothes to bikes

  • Elisha 3 years ago

    my fave ! Would bump up my summer wardrobe like magic ! x

  • katie 3 years ago

    What a great interview to read first thing in the morning to brighten my day. Lisa has achieved amazing things and makes super cool clothes and shoes… and polka dot bikes! Loving the geometric print pants. Thanks for giving us a sneak peak into Lisa Gorman’s world.

  • Lisa Rodden 3 years ago

    Another great interview with a truley inspirational person. Thanks. And beautiful clothes!

  • Carolyn Edwards 3 years ago

    LOVE Gorman – what a treat it would be to win xx

  • Alison 3 years ago

    Great to hear about another amazing career woman!! The range is lovely.

  • Kate 3 years ago

    Love the colours, the style and the sense of good girly fu. Love Gorman!

  • Janice 3 years ago

    You can always rely on Gorman for great design, beautiful fabrics and colour.

  • Katherine 3 years ago

    Loved the interview and all the great pics that went along with it. Can’t wait to browse online!

  • Claire 3 years ago

    Gorman is one of my fav designers. Its a family thing, my sister, nieces and now my 2year old daughter will be wearing her fabulous designs…..my husband shrunk one of my gorman knits….oops. !fashionable toddler!

  • Libby 3 years ago

    Are Lisa and dean the coolest couple in Melbourne or what!?!

  • Rachael 3 years ago

    Bright and colourful just what I need

  • Lauren 3 years ago

    Love love Gorman! The patterns!! Great to her her story.

  • lucy 3 years ago

    yes please!!!

  • Liz 3 years ago

    Inspiring….And she has children.How is it done.
    Thanks for the great interview!

  • sally 3 years ago

    I’ve been buying Gorman staples for a few years and it’s the first store I go to when looking for clothes. She has great sales and beautiful innovative garments. I’m so pleased it’s become so successful, and enjou that Lisa also loves Nest architects

  • Asher 3 years ago

    What a talent!! Bring on Colour!

  • JouJou 3 years ago

    Striped socks and polka dot tops, because thats the way I like it.

  • David 3 years ago

    Great style and colour

  • Bernardo 3 years ago

    My wife loves Gorman…

  • Emily Treganowan 3 years ago

    Please pick me!

  • Toni 3 years ago

    What a lovely giveaway. I love Gorman, and that maxi skirt is to die for!

  • Lotte 3 years ago

    Gorman voucher would be amazing! Would replenish a very sorry looking summer wardrobe!

  • jen 3 years ago

    Oh man, that zig zag dress and tropicana jacket! Love Gorman, Love the colours/print combos. It’s a staple in my wardrobe. Thanks for making beautiful things Lisa.

  • Jessica 3 years ago

    Lisa is so inspiring, what a great interview! Also, I think the printed pants are to die for!

  • emma aiston 3 years ago

    pick me! i need that fruity jacket asap :)

  • Sheena 3 years ago

    Fabulous post today. Gorman is a fabulous, fabulous Australian brand, with a big soul. Fantastic collection this year. Loving the prints particularly. I hope I win!!!

  • Pippa 3 years ago

    Oh lovely and thanks for the eye candy!

  • Elizabeth 3 years ago

    Omgosh that last skirt! Perfect for the taller girl!

  • I love Gorman, in love with the colours and geometric prints. It’s also so inspirational to hear someone who has change from one industry to the next.

  • Rebbecca 3 years ago

    oh my gorman! I am hearting every single gorman piece! fingers crossed.

  • Justine 3 years ago

    I’m a huge fan of Gorman clothing. Not only because of its beautiful designs, but also because it’s sustainable.

  • josette 3 years ago

    I love the spotty bikes, would I find them online?

  • Danielle 3 years ago

    Gorgeous gear as always from Gorman

  • Kimberly 3 years ago

    I love it all! (colours, patterns, styles) :)

  • Alex 3 years ago

    Go-Go Gorman!

  • Natsu 3 years ago

    After reading that interview I feel so much more connected to the person behind the label. Apart from being there in the early beginnings of Fat, her inspirational writer and best bakery are also my favourites, no wonder i love her geometric designs so much. The bike is just a huge added bonus.

  • Stephanie Darling 3 years ago

    Great interview, I love this designer and it is really good to read about a successful, young Australian creative (also the French bulldog in the bike basket is adorable!)

  • Kristy 3 years ago

    please give me polka dot and clog heaven!

  • Kate 3 years ago

    Great interview, I always love reading about how successful businesses are run, especialy Gorman! Thanks and great giveaway op!

  • Pee 3 years ago

    The Gorman shoes this season are amazing. Love, love, love. xx

  • Marina 3 years ago

    ‘sigh’ my dream job :)

  • Anna 3 years ago

    I am a huge fan of Gorman, this was a great interview, was good to learn a bit more about a local business!

  • Emma 3 years ago

    I’d love to go into the draw. Gorman = gorgeous!

  • annie 3 years ago

    Yep… I am in love!!!

  • Lauren Hernandez 3 years ago

    This is such a well put together and detailed post! I love Lisa Gorman, her vision is just amazing! A great balance of colour, prints and texture! Love how you can team two very different pieces and it just works unexpectedly.

    Would be thrilled to go on a shopping spree all things Gorman!

    ps. love the very last question and answer!

    Lauren

  • Claire 3 years ago

    Great read, always interested in how small businesses began.

  • Great interview, love Gorman shoes especially!

  • Felicetta 3 years ago

    Love Gorman! Would love to win the giveaway!

  • Christy 3 years ago

    That yellow dress with the bird print has my name all over it! Great interview :-)

  • caro 3 years ago

    Great interview, what an inspiration!

  • Nick 3 years ago

    My girlfriend would die if I could win this for her, please let it be me….

  • Sonya 3 years ago

    Undeniably gorgeously Gorman. Can wait to go festive frock shopping in the new online store!

  • jade 3 years ago

    Love the bold patterns and prints, thanks for the awesome post lucy!

  • georgie 3 years ago

    What a perfect way to overhaul my wardrobe!

  • Tania 3 years ago

    I have been drooling over her new online store for the last few days… i heart chevron prints!

  • emily emily 3 years ago

    the most beautiful gorman collection yet! seriously!

  • Tasha 3 years ago

    Nothing like a new Gorman frock. How exciting!

  • Penelope 3 years ago

    Great interview (and gorgeous clothes!) – my fingers are crossed x

  • lucie 3 years ago

    gorman is my fantasy land. this would be the BEST prize of all time

  • Bianca Lazzaro 3 years ago

    Perfect for summer – always a Gorman fan. Great collection!

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    In love with the colour and pattern combinations!

  • Sophie 3 years ago

    I’m a huge fan, now I know what I want for christmas!

  • Laura 3 years ago

    I just love Gorman and this season looks amazing!

  • meggsy 3 years ago

    Those printed pants are to die for….and the rest!!

  • lynden 3 years ago

    a great inspirational read about a woman crossing the boundaries of entrepreneur and uber stylish designer!

  • Stephanie 3 years ago

    Gorman is my absolute favourite! An amazing Aussie label <3

  • Camilla Cathro 3 years ago

    So Utterly coolly creative! Love her contentedness with today! Could this be part of the secret to success?

  • lee lee 3 years ago

    that bike is one sweet ride. surely the new version is chevrons?

  • Steph 3 years ago

    Gorgeous and wearable … love Gorman!

  • iris saar isaacs 3 years ago

    loved reading this post. lisa is truly inspiring! it was nice reading how it all begun and relating it back to my business!

  • jessica 3 years ago

    GORMAN! Me please. Clearly I need a spotty outfit upgrade for summer.

  • Lizzy 3 years ago

    gorman, my love! this is the stuff dreams are made of! x

  • Shannon 3 years ago

    Do you think that Lisa would let me drop in to the studio to borrow shoe samples? I only live around the corner!

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    Gorman! x

  • ruth hickson 3 years ago

    Its all beautiful!

  • Theresa 3 years ago

    My love for the pieces created by Gorman is hard to put into words, to say I am an avid fan would be an understatement. I am planning on rocking a Gorman dress at Stakes day tomorrow and am over joyed to be also wearing another number as a bridesmaid dress for my besties wedding. The pieces are stand outs but also so classic that I am proud to add a piece or two to my collection every season. Much love!

  • Camila 3 years ago

    everything’s so beautiful!

  • karina 3 years ago

    wouldn’t mind if i do!

  • miss murray 3 years ago

    Deck me out in Gorman asap. Very Klimt vs Poiret vs mexico. My wardrobe is so dull. Needs gorman-ifying. xxx

  • Catherine 3 years ago

    Oh Lucy, another amazing interview. Lisa Gorman sounds like a lovely lady, and her clothes are gorgeous. Spots and all!

    xx

  • lizzz 3 years ago

    A fantabulous local designer…three cheers for Lisa Gorman!…PS PIck little me…..

  • kyle 3 years ago

    would be wonderful to win this as a surprise for my wife.

  • Alice 3 years ago

    It’s so often my Gorman clothes that get the most compliments. Here’s to natural fibres, bright prints and local designers.

  • melanie 3 years ago

    ooh i love gorman, lisa is such an inspiring woman.

  • Janni 3 years ago

    I have so many Gorman pieces. Love the new collection!!

  • Prue 3 years ago

    Um, why isn’t the Tutti Frutti jacket in my life yet? I’m imagining myself wearing that over all black to a Monday morning meeting and BOOM, budget approval!!! :)

  • Nola 3 years ago

    Gorman’s amazing use of colour, pattern and gorgeous style is just the thing I need to cheer me up while I wait for summer to arrive!

  • Tamara Schneider 3 years ago

    Love your style Lisa Gorman :)

  • Kim 3 years ago

    i heart gorman….

  • Philippa 3 years ago

    Love love love it! As always, Gorman you have outdone yourself.

  • ana 3 years ago

    one of the few australian designers not afraid to mix and match colours and patterns. a wonderfully refreshing palette for summer with cool and quirky styles – everything i want in my wardrobe. well done lisa – an elephant stamp for you.

  • Kate + Elena 3 years ago

    such an amazing Australian brand, the fabrics are so happy!

  • Natalie 3 years ago

    Thanks for an awesome interview with such an inspiring local creative :)

  • Lisette Muratore 3 years ago

    Oh man i need a new wardrobe! Wore a colourful rainbow Gorman dress to my 21st… it was a painting party and I yelled at anyone who came near my dress with their brushes!

  • seona 3 years ago

    inspiring creative Lisa, thank you for sharing the gems that make you tick x

  • Melissa 3 years ago

    I love Gorman. One of my favourites! Great interview Lucy.

  • Naomi 3 years ago

    oh my goodness how fabulous! pick me! pick me! :-)

  • Ashley 3 years ago

    Great post – beautiful clothes, beautiful colours, beautiful story!

  • Ruth 3 years ago

    Lisa Gorman = inspiring and awesome and oh so humble

  • Zoe 3 years ago

    Gorman proves Melbournians don’t just love black. Gorgeous!

  • Jenna 3 years ago

    Shelves full of Gorman shoes = AMAZING.
    Lisa Gorman, you’ve contributed the most wonderful dresses to my wardrobe, thank you! I can never walk into Gorman without buying one of your colourful dresses, so a $500 voucher would really come in handy this Christmas!
    xx

  • Tamara 3 years ago

    I bought the maxi palm leaf skirt last week and I’m totally in love with it, thanks!

  • Bella 3 years ago

    I love Gorman! Very insightful post on a very talented lady.

  • ix 3 years ago

    So colourful and vibrant!! Great clothes!

  • Meg 3 years ago

    SWOON!!!!!!

  • Kelly 3 years ago

    I LOVE EVRYTHING ABOUT GORMAN!!
    that is all…

  • heidi rogers 3 years ago

    Gorman is a refreshing label to have. There’s nothing like it. The shapes are so unique and the prints are to die for! Us in Sydney also heart Gorman.

  • natalee 3 years ago

    Lisa Gorman is SUCH an inspiration!

  • Zoe 3 years ago

    Design Files, you inspire me everyday…I cannot start the day without you! and the interview with Lisa is just so lovely….thank you…xx

  • Emma 3 years ago

    Absolutely enjoyed the interview and looking forward to Googleing all Lisa’s people & things of inspiration to get a further insight into her creative process. Love the organic way her business started. Love her house too BTW.

  • Danielle 3 years ago

    I recently set The Design Files as my homepage so it’s the first thing I see when I come to my computer everyday. Should have done it ages ago really because it’s always a great start to the day and very motivational. I loved this interview. Thanks Lucy and Lisa!

  • annie 3 years ago

    Oh my! Oh my. Amazing prize. Pick me. Please…

  • Chris 3 years ago

    What I love about Gorman is that each year the colour palette evolves without changing completely….all my purchases from several years ago team beautifully with more recent purchases. I am a complete addict! (including the BAGS!)

  • Jo 3 years ago

    I want to be a stunner in summer!

  • kirsty 3 years ago

    The colours, the patterns, the shapes – Love it all!!!! And it’s all looks distinctly and stylishly Australian!

  • Kylie 3 years ago

    Let it be MEEEEEE! …please :)

  • helen 3 years ago

    Gorman is literally my Fav Australian Designer – I love it quirky intelligent style. Basically the only store I want to spend my money in – so this prize would be very very well spent!

  • pet 3 years ago

    I just love her. Wearing one of my fav gorman dresses today. Love the colours the patterns, everything. thanks x

  • Sophie 3 years ago

    love, love, love Gorman!

  • Trish 3 years ago

    I heart Gorman too!!
    Super inspiring interview – Thankyou

  • Anna 3 years ago

    It seems mostly when I am wearing my (very few) gorman pieces that my fella always comments how beautiful I am. Bless gorman!

  • handmaderomance 3 years ago

    thanks lucy! a wonderful inspiring interview on a local creative who many of us admire Im sure. lisa sounds utterly lovely. and what a great peek into gorman hq – love those shoe samples (more like, heaven hq) and the polka dot bike – so cute! cant wait to see the bike that december brings.

  • frankie 3 years ago

    I too start the day with the design files and it makes me smile every morning. Lisa Gorman is wonderful -working so creatively and then getting there to pick up the kids. I struggle to do that glorious balance each day so am thrilled to read of someone who does it so well. Her clothes are pieces of art. Thank you xx

  • Lucy 3 years ago

    A Gorman waredrobe would be great to get me out of a post-pregnancy clothes slump!

  • Allison Taylor 3 years ago

    Super inspiring interview Lucy. Loved it! And the polka dot bikes. Very cute.

  • Fiona 3 years ago

    Oh Lisa Gorman, you are are so amazing and your beautiful clothes always make me very happy :D Thanks so much X

  • Sarah W 3 years ago

    I flipping love Gorman! Thanks again TDF xx

  • juliet 3 years ago

    best give away so far! yes please!

  • chloe 3 years ago

    L L L L LOVE Gorman!! i only own two pieces on my shitty assistant wage but hopefully in the future your colours will brighten my world.. ahhh bless

  • Emma 3 years ago

    So colourful! Lisa is just too cool for school.

  • Renate 3 years ago

    Great post! i think a lot of money might be spent today now though…

  • Veej 3 years ago

    love love LOVE Gorman!

  • Maddy 3 years ago

    Am absolutely loving the new season prints!

  • Stephanie 3 years ago

    Well done Gorman for making colour cool! LOVE her and her designs!

  • Leanne 3 years ago

    Colours & patterns amazing …love love love!!!

  • Anna 3 years ago

    love gorman.

  • banyule modern 3 years ago

    Wow, reading this interview with LG just hit home how much I am in love with this city. Even though Ive lived here now for 15 years, the ‘Melbourne Vibe’ still surprises, energizes and inspires me daily. Lisa and her clothing just ooze ‘Melbourne Vibe’. I also love that she started the label without trying to look too far into the future. Smart Lady.
    Gorman clothing (and Obus) is just soooo smart, stylish & ‘wearable’ – those cardboard cutout women with their Louis Vuitton handbags have no idea what they are missing out on!

  • Theresa 3 years ago

    Such a lovely article to read, I love Gorman!

  • Jessie Reid 3 years ago

    Fabulous, inspiring… I love it!

  • mish 3 years ago

    The polkadot bicyles are super lovely!

  • Jacqui 3 years ago

    i think my wardrobe definitely needs some Gorman colour in it!

  • Leona 3 years ago

    Love the interview, the clothes and TDF!!!! …and especially love the polka dot bikes…always so inspiring, keep up the great work!

  • Ale Duschatzky 3 years ago

    I loooooveeee Gorman… It’s my fave designer brand

  • Lani 3 years ago

    Beautiful range from a great Australian designer! The colours this season are gorgeous. Can’t wait to see this year’s bike!

  • Niccola 3 years ago

    Colourful socks and high heels make me feel like I’m three again (in a good way of course!).

  • Lou 3 years ago

    Lovely intereview, she seems so down to earth & I am love her “Coconut Love Maxi Skirt ” – so summer!

  • Kathryn 3 years ago

    Great summer collection!

  • Kylie 3 years ago

    Wow I love the bikes and colourful socks! Great to see such fantastic designs from Australian designers!

  • Kaspia 3 years ago

    omgoodness! i am having major heart palpitationa, i love love love gorman, she is such an inspiration! that red and black zig zag jumpsuit would look great speeding through the streets on the polka dot bike! muchos amore!!! my fingers and toes are crossed xxx

  • Trisha 3 years ago

    Nothing looks better than patterned pants on a patterned bike.

  • Joanna 3 years ago

    Um, are you serious?!!
    This would make my YEAR. No, that’s a lie because I had a baby which was pretty awesome, but this would be very cool.

  • James 3 years ago

    Pick me! My wife will love me even more!

  • Amie Mason 3 years ago

    Great interview, Lisa Gorman is a genius. This collection has left me longing every time I visit the store. Truly fabulous.

  • Michelle 3 years ago

    Favourite brand by a long shot. I love every colour, pattern and cut of the summer collection!

  • sarah j 3 years ago

    I have always been a big fan. The new range is fab.
    x

  • rosie handley 3 years ago

    I love it all… but… how to choose?!@#!

  • Mandi 3 years ago

    I would absolutely love to pick some pieces from the latest range! I absolutely adore Gorman (and love love love the tropical pants / jacket from the latest collection!)
    Lisa is one very talented lady!

  • Sophie 3 years ago

    C’est magnifique! I love your work. x

  • Allison 3 years ago

    her clothes are amazeballs! so stunning. Her house is incredible too as shown in Inside Out’s, Sept/Oct issue. Obviously one very stylish woman!

  • Susie 3 years ago

    I didn’t realise Gorman had its start at Fat! Love the cut, colour & classy design of Gorman!!

  • Mandi 3 years ago

    Plus… my black wardrobe is crying out for some colour as the weather warms up!

  • KT 3 years ago

    What an amazingly creative spirit. From the wedding isle to the fashion alter – what a journey.

  • Marjory 3 years ago

    I LOVE the rainbow colours and the fabulous patterns. Keep up the great work!

  • Vanessa Lai 3 years ago

    I’m addicted to Gorman clothes, my credit card always gets a hammering when I walk into the store. The best Australian Fashion brand!!!

  • Kylie 3 years ago

    I love the last skirt worn with stripy tank.
    This would be a WONDERFUL give-away to win.

  • Rachel 3 years ago

    I have some red Gormon clogs that I wear constantly and they have lasted me years!!

  • kirra 3 years ago

    I love you Gorman.

  • Samee 3 years ago

    The colours, the prints, the combinations, aahhh it’s -the- dream! If I’m having an off week I make a trip to the Gorman store where everything is [more than] right.

  • Tash 3 years ago

    Yes please! There are about 5 things that I would love to buy at the moment. Love Lisa’s style.

  • Micha 3 years ago

    You cannot go wrong with Gorman, everything is delicious, perfected and just right. Great interview.

  • Tara 3 years ago

    Great interview. So inspiring! Gorman clothes are so beautiful!

  • jas 3 years ago

    oh I love the Gorman range – it’s just stunning. I love the tones of yellows Lisa uses and the cuts of the skirts are always to die for!

  • Eve 3 years ago

    Loving Gorman right now!

  • Bianca 3 years ago

    wow! can honestly say i have not seen this brand before – i must live under a rock. very, very funky stuff, love it!

  • Johanna 3 years ago

    Yes please! I love Gorman. Beautiful fabrics colours and prints

  • elise 3 years ago

    Loving Gorman fashions this season. Love it even more for my Bali holiday coming up. Thanks please!

  • janelle 3 years ago

    Come on, Mama needs a new pair of lady shoes!

  • Mark 3 years ago

    I can feel a xmas gift coming on!!!

  • El 3 years ago

    Oh this would be fabulous – awesome colous

  • jacqui 3 years ago

    Just in time for the hot weather…

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    What a great interview with an inspiring gal. Would love to win the giveaway and get my Gorman on! Thanks x

  • Meredith 3 years ago

    I love Gorman and I love a Gorman giveaway even more!

  • rachael 3 years ago

    that maxi skirt! i’d buy that regardless if i won or not…

  • Rose 3 years ago

    Heaven! Love, love, love it all – yellow dress with birds, swoon…

  • Ali 3 years ago

    Gorman! I. NEED. NOW! PLEASE!

  • Emma 3 years ago

    My number one fashion label. Goodbye salary, hello bright and beautiful wardrobe :)

  • Serpil 3 years ago

    I would like to add a splash of colour to my wardrobe! Everything I own is looking typically Melbourne and BLACK. Gorman would bring some summer fun to my wardrobe with those lovely prints and patterns.

  • Gemma 3 years ago

    Mmmmm Gorman, yes please!

  • Anna 3 years ago

    I love Gorman!

  • erin 3 years ago

    Such vibrant colours and patterns, so pretty & an amazing lady too!

  • lauren 3 years ago

    my heart lies with gorman!

  • madeleine brown 3 years ago

    Oh yes… definitely throwing my hat into the ring for this one.

  • michelle 3 years ago

    Pick me! A trip into Gorman is always delightful – such great colours and beautiful shapes. Love it.

  • Hannah 3 years ago

    Love the Gorman style, so much fun! Looking forward to seeing the polka dot tee’s

  • Mel 3 years ago

    Lovely Lisa!

  • Emma 3 years ago

    A woman who knows how to make pieces that transition so easily between any kind of occasion. Though one of the things that I truly love about this brand is their transition into ethical and sustainable clothing with their Organic line – good on you Lisa Gorman!

  • Kat 3 years ago

    LOVE Gorman. LOVE Design Files – absolutely makes my day – every day!

  • Eleanor 3 years ago

    Wow – this is one fantastic giveaway – pretty please!

  • Christie R. 3 years ago

    Looooove Gorman! Every few days I open their online shop and drool a little.

  • annabel 3 years ago

    i have had a massive crush on gorman for years! swoooon!

  • Jenelle 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for this interview! It is so interesting to hear about the other things that Lisa did before working on her dream of Gorman. It is actually reassuring to hear of someone else who studied something entirely different and worked elsewhere before going on to inspire all of us with her work. Love the new season pieces, those orange pumps are amazing, as is the maxi 70s style fern skirt and magenta jumpsuit! I hope they keep the ducks at the GPO store in Melbourne, I love them! x

  • Donna 3 years ago

    Oh, wow…how incredibly exciting and generous!

  • Greer 3 years ago

    SOOOO Pretty!!!

  • desb 3 years ago

    love love love gorman…boho and girlie at its best…love the jumpsuit!!

  • Claire 3 years ago

    Love this giveaway! FIngers crossed!

  • kristen 3 years ago

    Lisa is superb. melbourne style personified. three cheers for lisa.

  • Erica 3 years ago

    Hooray for summer. Frock on!! x

  • jacqui 3 years ago

    Lisa, you’re amazing! ANd thanks for the geometric book tip off!

  • Margie 3 years ago

    I love you Lucy, thanks for hosting these fab giveaways… I’m going to have to be pretty fortunate to win this one!!

  • Helen 3 years ago

    Every season I try and buy a couple of Gorman pieces and work the rest of my wardrobe around those. Lisa Gormans palette and use of print is always so full of joy and sophisticated at the same time! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  • Tess 3 years ago

    really inspiring. people are in such a rush to become successful in recognition and praise by the public over night, but in continuing to do what you love and what your are truly passionate about, personal success and satisfaction inspires other people and in turns into greater triumphs over times. love lisa’s work!

  • Alex 3 years ago

    Gorman is my favourite. Love the prints, the fits, the shoes… All of it. You can’t go wrong.

  • Kate 3 years ago

    I love Gorman!

  • Tina Foley 3 years ago

    Please please please be luck 272! Amazing designer and love the new red bike too.

  • Verena 3 years ago

    LOVE the Swedish Summer dress and the hello sailor swimsuit!!! What a refreshing change to the pabulum you see in most stores! Very inspiring, think it’s definitely time for summer when seeing this clothes and accessories!

  • Leigh Ashforth 3 years ago

    I ♥ Gorman (and I also ♥ Angelucci! ; )

  • Jess 3 years ago

    Great interview… and I LOVE the copper dress too!

  • Anthea 3 years ago

    I yellow heart ! GORMAN !
    MAN need new GORgeous clothes !

  • Mel 3 years ago

    Beautiful fabrics, great designs! What an interesting melb success story.

  • Taryn Pauls 3 years ago

    LOVE Gorman, I have a purple (with a yellow inside) silk skir,t and wear it to death. But what I love more, is LISA GORMANS hair! Whatababe x

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    Thank-you so much for featuring Lisa on your blog. All the clothes in my wardrobe that I love and wear the most are from Gorman! Such a good investment every time!

  • PETA MARIE 3 years ago

    so feminine, so bold, so classic, so punk ……. all the good stuff x

  • Chelsea 3 years ago

    I’ve been stalking the Gorman online store for a while now, but have held back for fears of spending too much money!

  • Zoe 3 years ago

    I love Gorman so much and own so much Gorman! I always pop in wherever I am and no matter how recently I was last in a store and consequently have bought items all over Australia – my favourite stores are Doncaster and the Brisbane store is beautiful. Also love the sales (when most of my purchases occur) :)

  • Kermi 3 years ago

    I await every season with baited breath for what Lisa will produce.
    One of he great Australian brands…. I hope your star never fades.
    Every girl should own a piece of Gorman in her wardrobe. You design for all shapes and sizes and you make women feel like women. Bravo!

  • Sandy 3 years ago

    Just gorgeous!! Such beautiful, beautiful designs

  • carasponddance 3 years ago

    What an amazing woman, how to make something from nothing- very inspirational!
    The whole gorman experience is such a joy! i can rarely afford the pieces in there, but her lovely sales staff never seem to mind me fondling all the quality materials!!! What a treat for the winner!

  • felicity 3 years ago

    What a wonderful interview. She is one of my favorite designers. Thank you x

  • Jacinta 3 years ago

    Oh wow! such a great interview and I think I would fall over with excitement if I was lucky enough to get this one!
    Xx

  • cathy 3 years ago

    Very generous. Interesting designs.

  • Jasmine 3 years ago

    The colours and the patterns are gorgeous – so unique and inspiring!

  • Amber 3 years ago

    Its great to get an idea of a day in the life of a talented designer – well done and thank you!

  • lauren 3 years ago

    I LOVE GORMAN!!!
    Fabulous interview – very inspiring to follow your passion. Thanks!

  • Shannon McCaskill 3 years ago

    Wow!! I would definitely get the swedish summer dress, it’s beautiful!! It’s all so lovely!!

  • Charlotte 3 years ago

    I love the new season! amazing colours…Fun and fresh.

  • Kamina 3 years ago

    Love Gorman patterns and colours, gorgeous, fantastic interview! x

  • Jennifer 3 years ago

    Great combinations, I love the colours and patterns. I would love to work in that studio!

  • imogen 3 years ago

    Amazing and inspiring!

  • kaz 3 years ago

    divine clothes! way better than my drab nurses uniform! you have inspired my to try something other than nursing

  • Rebecca 3 years ago

    I love Gorman!! Such beautiful clothes made so beautifully!

  • jess 3 years ago

    just 1 x all of the featured clothing please!

  • Erin 3 years ago

    THE BEST giveaway. I have been attempting to completely “GORMAFY” my wardrobe…. saving my wee pennies with each pay…. this would be IN-BLOOMIN’-CREDIBLE!! xx

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    I adore those beautiful straw hats and of course what bike is really complete without a little french doggy?

  • Clementine 3 years ago

    Can’t think of any better way to start a new summer than with a nice big Gorman voucher.

  • kelly 3 years ago

    I purchased a pair of Gorman fisherman pants back in 2001 and still wear (squeeze into) them today. I just love the new seasons colours, so cheery and fun.

  • Georgia 3 years ago

    As someone who is considering a creative career change, Lisa’s story is truly inspiring. Thanks Design Files!!

  • Hannah 3 years ago

    Oh love gorman – specially that bike!

  • Sheree 3 years ago

    An inspiration!

  • Laurine 3 years ago

    I also heart Gorman.

  • kate jacoby 3 years ago

    have wanted to be Lisa Gorman for oh so long. Love her style, bought my first Gorman about 9 yrs ago! Fisherman pants! Love her stories – great partnerings

  • Lyndal 3 years ago

    love love love that copper dress also. such an inspiring story. it really shows that dreams do come true (with a lot of hardwork and baked beans on toast in between).

  • Ri 3 years ago

    i heart gorman!

  • Nat 3 years ago

    A few Gorman items have come into this house recently…

  • Erin 3 years ago

    Too cute!
    I need a post baby style over!!!

  • Pepper 3 years ago

    Oh! How lovely! And just in time for summer!
    x

  • Suz 3 years ago

    I LOVE Gorman AND Angelucci 20th Century, talk about power couple!!
    Can’t wait to see the new Gorman bike this Christmas! *Sqwee*

  • Lauren 3 years ago

    I’ve got such a huge crush on Gorman! Thanks for the interview – such an inspiration!

  • Jo 3 years ago

    Oh, I was just in the Brunswick St store last night lusting after all sorts of things! What a fantastic give away :)

  • Carmen 3 years ago

    I’ve decked my Bridesmaides out in Gorman and they are thrilled about it!
    a Gorman Voucher would be and ABSOLUTE dream come true!

  • Jane 3 years ago

    Great to see behind the scenes at Gorman. Love the fabrics and styles. J

  • Clare 3 years ago

    Okay, of everything TDF has ever given away, this is the one I most want to win! Shopping for a dress to wear to my sister in law’s wedding with my (whinging) husband he commented as we left a Gorman store “I think I like that shop best of all the ones you go to.” “Why, hon?” “Um… because the things are nice and a bit quirky but still sexy.” Gotta love an honest opinion!

  • Penny 3 years ago

    Loving this season’s Gorman range!

  • daisy 3 years ago

    oh dear lordy can it pur-lease be my turn to win a design files giveaway? can it be this one? please?! if you saw my wardrobe you would take pity on me!

  • Matt 3 years ago

    My girlfriend LOVES Gorman clothes. While a $500 voucher for her will involve me standing in Gorman while she tries on all of the dresses (again), I must admit, she does look amazing and colourful when she wears them!

  • CJ 3 years ago

    Been to the online store and spent the money in my head…which, of course, was pretty easy to do!

  • Su 3 years ago

    what a great interview – love the printed pants

  • Sylvia 3 years ago

    I love shopping in Gorman with my daughter. She heads straight for the dresses and I head straight for those amazing heels – which are so vibrant this season; LOVE!
    $500 voucher would become a fantastic shopping trip for the two of us!
    xx

  • Laura 3 years ago

    Love love love Gorman. Great interview!

  • Michelle 3 years ago

    So Inspirational!

  • Sandy 3 years ago

    What an amazing woman – inspirationa! Love the bright summer colours and her shoes are to die for!

  • Beck 3 years ago

    I have so much respect for Lisa. She has such extreme talent and the way she’s built up the brand is an inspiration to all designers out there. Great interview ;)

  • Clealala 3 years ago

    Oooo wooow, Gormania! I like! Very tempted to cut my hair short and blond like the model!

  • Amanda 3 years ago

    Hellooo Gorman. Those colours and patterns need to get in my belly! Perfecto for summer swanning.

  • Rachel 3 years ago

    Wowee!! Love Gorman! x

  • Clare 3 years ago

    I LOVE Gorman!! Would be fantastic to win!

  • Sally 3 years ago

    Wow! Those colors and patterns aree sublime!

  • Lou Lou 3 years ago

    Ahhhhyayahhhhhh! So stylish, rock and beautiful – loving it all! x

  • chloe 3 years ago

    season upon season – colour, fun, summer vibes. Love love love Gorman.

  • Angela 3 years ago

    How inspiring to read about the start up and success of Lisa Gorman! I love Gorman designs, the perfect mix of bold colours and prints. I look to her designs for inspiration for my screen prints.

  • Julie 3 years ago

    Thank you, thank you, thank you Lisa for opening in Adelaide….. I have been living here for the past 17months and miss Melbourne terribly. I feel like I’m at home when I visit your store. The girls in the Adelaide store are amazing, especially Sophia.

  • Shana 3 years ago

    Is the little Frenchie in the 2010 Christmas bike image available from the online store?? ;)

  • lucy 3 years ago

    Lovely clothes

  • dayle 3 years ago

    Lisa would have to be my favourite australian designer. I adore her clothes & am currently sitting typing this in her dark denim jeans with a oversized tartan gorman top that i practically live in! i love the use of colour, the shape, the feel of the fabrics…she is awesome & the interview is brilliant btw. dayle

  • Jen 3 years ago

    What a generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

  • jess 3 years ago

    woah, so much goodness.
    great interview.
    i love the bike!

  • Emma long 3 years ago

    Oh man colour! These dresses are gorgeous! The giveaway would be amazeballs but I love that I now know about these! Heading over to the site now to scout for some early Christmas joy :)

  • Mirrin 3 years ago

    so inspiring, loving the summer 2011 prints!

  • Jess 3 years ago

    Can this woman do no wrong? Lovin Lisa Gorman’s greatness – creative queen!
    I was dirty with her after last season’s dent in my bank account – but am now over it and ready to rock it out in the Gorman change rooms for some super cute summer looks.
    Watch out world… Jess in the Polka dot dress.

  • Ella 3 years ago

    love love love the fruit print! so much fun, love gorman! happy friday everyone!

  • Jess 3 years ago

    Polka dots, polka dots, polka dots!!! Lisa Gorman you are a woman after my own heart, love the new season range xxx

  • Emma 3 years ago

    Yes please!

  • Amelia 3 years ago

    A happy friday is wearing a pretty Gorman dress to work :)

  • shaan 3 years ago

    Fantastic colour palette, this would really make my day!

  • Elizabeth 3 years ago

    I love the prints and patterns this season: and I have never met a polka dot I didn’t love! Awesome stuff.

  • olivia 3 years ago

    love, love, love gorman!!

  • kayla 3 years ago

    amazing. gimmegimmegimme gorman!

  • Steph 3 years ago

    Pretty please, pick me! Love love love gorman….what a great local success story!

  • Janet 3 years ago

    I love dressing my 3 daughters in Gorman… they just look gorgeous!
    Lisa’s bright and beautiful fabrics just make you want to smile.

  • Emma Malton 3 years ago

    Oh I do love Gorman!! It is my favourite, favourite store, I wish the entrance to her store would be the opening to my walk in wardrobe at home, dream dream….. x

  • Lorena Mair 3 years ago

    wow, what an amazing giveaway!

  • susannah 3 years ago

    Amazing collection, great use of colour and design -just brilliant!

  • Elisha 3 years ago

    When I first moved to Perth from Melbourne the only place I could get Gorman was via a tiny range in David Jones so I always loved shopping up and stocking up whenever I went back to Melbourne. Now we have our own Gorman boutiques here – yay!

  • Sheridan 3 years ago

    Arrrgh. 354 comments already! I just read the article! Well done Gorman!
    Didn’t know about Gorman before but now am a fan. Will post to my pages and share.
    In terms of winning $500 worth of Gorman clothes, I would just like to say that I, in fact, do not own any clothes so by winning a $500 dollars worth of cute, vibrant, fun, classy yet sexy, outrageous yet sensible Gorman clothes…would mean that my entire wardrobe is made up of Gorman. I would happily be, a walking billboard for Gorman clothes, yes, can even loose a few pounds if that brings me any closer? Come onnn (with the eyes closed squinty concentrating like), wishing, hoping…

  • Michelle 3 years ago

    That yellow dress is gorgeous! Very generous giveaway too.

  • Oanh 3 years ago

    Ooohhh…so lovely!!! My wardrobe is choc full of Gorman goodness…I can’t get enough! :)

  • melanie 3 years ago

    I love love love love Gorman! xxxx

  • Laura 3 years ago

    An amazing combination of colour, form, texture and shape x

  • Anne 3 years ago

    Oh, I love that bike!! And printed pants!

  • Lauren 3 years ago

    Gorman has quickly become my absolute favourite place to shop. There really is no other store like it!

  • Sarah B 3 years ago

    Oh. My. God.
    What a great giveaway! T
    o be honest, I’d be happy with just a pair of those amazingly cute socks!!

  • Bec Smith 3 years ago

    How truely effortless Lisa makes everything appear. Perhaps this is because her clothes are not the only thing to be organic, but her career has grown that way as well. Makes you wonder about just doing what comes naturally hey? Great interview, thank you.

  • Helen 3 years ago

    I don’t know if I’m more excited about the gorgeous new summer collection or the new online store! Gorman at my fingertips, day or night…danger, danger.

  • sarah 3 years ago

    brilliant polka dot dress!

  • Georgie 3 years ago

    Gorman has been my favorite place to shop for years now! I absolutely looove the way she uses colour!

  • Anne C 3 years ago

    What a fantastic giveaway! I love the bright colours and bold prints… amazing!

  • steph 3 years ago

    actually trained for a while with Lisa at RMH, remembered her for her beautiful curly hair and quiet demeanour. I didn’t finish my nursing but look where it took Lisa! She is so wonderfully creative with her beautiful fabrics, colors and accessories. Polka dots rule.

  • Mandy 3 years ago

    So stunning. Gorman makes my heart skip a beat!!!!

  • Simone 3 years ago

    What an authentic and inspirational person.

  • zoe 3 years ago

    Without fail, every season, its Gorman’s collections alone, that inspire me to ‘branch out’ of my noir-themed wardrobe, and into some colour and prints! Always Beautiful stuff! And what a down-to-earth and inspiring local lady!

  • Nicola 3 years ago

    Love gorman, have never gone in there without finding many things i LOVE. Always say to my boyfriend how i would love to have a lump sum to spend at Gorman. This could be the day!

  • Jen 3 years ago

    Love love love gorman!
    Oh I wish..

  • Lyndal 3 years ago

    Going to check out Geometric Kapitza for some Gorman-esque pattern inspiration. Thanks.

  • Sienna 3 years ago

    wishing for the bike

  • Stephanie 3 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the fruit jacket!
    Once of the best collections I’ve seen around town!

  • Bianca 3 years ago

    omg, how can I say no… I love Gorman!! so inspirational, thanks for sharing this Lucy.

  • amanda 3 years ago

    yay Gorman! Having first baby in 2 weeks, then need to make some serious clothes purchases as nothing fits! This would make my day!!! (and how convenient shopping from home with the new bub) Thanks Design Files xx

  • Jodi 3 years ago

    Deisgn Files how do you do it.???? You continue to inspire me and get the most awesome intervies and designers. Love the story and Melbourne tips! Love love love being so inspired on a Friday afternoon

  • zoe anne d. 3 years ago

    i loooooooooove gorman (and that cute dog in the bicycle basket)! if i win, i’ll definitely have to share my gorman wardrobe with my sisters.

  • ariella 3 years ago

    lovely article and beautiful clothes x

  • sylvia 3 years ago

    Gorman wow ! everything is so gorgeous, in love with the copper dress!

  • Annabel 3 years ago

    Online candy shop for grownups. I would love to dip in there! Yes please.

  • Bianca 3 years ago

    Lisa Gorman has achieved so much, and her clothes are beautiful and edgy. A voucher to win to spend on her collection…. yep i’m in.

  • Cass 3 years ago

    I love Gorman, like everyone else! But have none at all..l and need a dress for a wedding in Jan. Like her prints a lot. As a Canberran with no Gorman store I hope she comes soon!

  • Rachel 3 years ago

    big fan of Lisa Gorman and her label. Thanks for a great post!

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    Huge major love to Gorman! And thank you Lucy x

  • sian 3 years ago

    love the polka dot black and white dress :) and the stripey socks!!

  • Katie H 3 years ago

    So inspiring! To think she started with just a few handmade pieces.

  • Nani 3 years ago

    colorful socks!!! hyped :D

  • lucy 3 years ago

    oh golly, oh gorman, yes please!

  • Sally 3 years ago

    the TDF giveaways just keep getting better

  • Hannah 3 years ago

    Randomly pick me! What woman doesn’t want some Gorman in her life

  • Amanda 3 years ago

    oh my! here’s a lady who’s not afraid of colour and pattern just divine!!!

  • angela 3 years ago

    could all my christmas’ come at once?

  • Kate Morgan 3 years ago

    I agree Lucy.. Lisa is a legend! I did some had several pieces of an early winter collection. Amazing quality & design concept. Oh and I LOVE her shoes. I have a pair at the moment.
    x

  • Lauren 3 years ago

    Gorman really has taken aussie fashion to a new level of alternative chic. Love her things and have been wearing them for years. What a dream xmas gift xx

  • Fran 3 years ago

    Yep! Now I’ve got a sneaky little crush on Lisa! What a fabulous brand. x

  • Nicola 3 years ago

    A Melbourne fashion institution. The summer range looks divine.

  • Christine 3 years ago

    Would love love love some beautiful Gorman clothes to impress my friends back in the States!

  • VanessaMC 3 years ago

    love the patterns and vibrant colors

  • Robyn 3 years ago

    Gorman prints are amazing – so refreshing in a world of predominantly bland, safe retail fashion. The shirt I bought a few months ago has barely left my back since I wore it out of the store! Can’t wait to see the TDF/Gorman open house collaboration…

  • Luisa 3 years ago

    Beautiful clothes with a quirky twist to keep things unique and interesting – and Australian! What’s not to love? I’m crossing all my fingers and toes for good luck!

  • Erin 3 years ago

    Wow that is one great giveaway! – I LOVE the polka dot bike, oh my gosh!!

  • rachael 3 years ago

    i love gorman…fingers and toes are crossing now!!

  • Cate 3 years ago

    I did some work for Lisa about 6 years ago when I was a student – she was super awesome. She deserves her every success. And her clothes are THE BEST.

  • Ashleigh Harrington 3 years ago

    I love seeing behind the scenes of creative people, and I love Gorman so thankyou so much for this article! Would adore a $500 gift voucher – their summer dresses are my weakness!

  • Kellie 3 years ago

    Pick me, pick me! I promise to be a good girl for ever and ever!

  • Jazz 3 years ago

    what a great prize! colour me up big time!

  • Lupita Manzo 3 years ago

    OMG!!! I would loveeeeeeeeeeee to get one of those vouchers!!!! Gorman it’s my favourite clothing store here in Australia!!!!! Those colourful dresses are the best option on how I could enjoy my summer time!!! having an amazing outfit to go for a walk! LOVEEEE GORMAN!!

  • mardi 3 years ago

    A truly inspiring woman, with a great team behind her!

  • Emily 3 years ago

    I wish I could wear only Gorman, all the time!!

  • susie 3 years ago

    Oh that skirt! Got to go and buy it!

  • Bree 3 years ago

    I have long been in awe of Lisa Gorman as well. I loved the article and would love a Gorman voucher.

  • Brighita 3 years ago

    A great Aussie brand! And that bike?!?!

  • catherine 3 years ago

    I would faint dead away if I won… please let it be me!!

  • Nicole 3 years ago

    What a great read, love the fashion and Lisa is not only creative but seems approachable and humble. Thanks for the insight into her day and inspirations.

  • Helen 3 years ago

    yes please please please! Love the Gorman shoes and that fabulous palm print maxi skirt!

  • Heidi 3 years ago

    love a gorman printed pant – great interview!

  • Colleen 3 years ago

    Amazing style!
    I was very taken with the polka dot bike too.

  • Zigsy 3 years ago

    The best spots, stripes, zigzags and prints going around!
    Can I get the haircut to go too please? Love it

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    What can be said … everything i have ever bought from Gorman i treasure. And the clogs, ooh the clogs, one day somebody will have to surgically remove them from my feet. Not just yet though!

  • Emma 3 years ago

    I’ve never left a comment before, but this giveaway has inspired my first ever. Favourite shop in the world because it’s unlike any other.

  • Kara 3 years ago

    LOVE LOVE HEART HEART Gorman. It’s so Melbourne, yet living in Sydney it works so beautifully too.

  • Alison 3 years ago

    LOVE! So inspiring :)

  • liz Kennedy 3 years ago

    Love Gorman, Thanks for the interesting read, that bike is so lovely!

  • Talia 3 years ago

    Wow! Yes please!!

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    Oh man oh man! If i ever wanted to win something this is the bonanza! I adore Gorman but alas never (or not yet) have the funds to fork out on her brilliant designs.

    I look forward to seeing the Gorman designed TDFs T-shirts!

  • Ant 3 years ago

    Such a generous offer for your readers.
    Daugther would love some retail therapy to destress after VCE exams.

  • Tara 3 years ago

    OOOOOOOH – is it possible Christmas could possibly come early?
    I love love Gorman!

  • Great interview! I saw her home featured in Inside Out recently and I was mesmerized!

  • Virginie 3 years ago

    Ahhh, les petits pois de couleur! je m’en vetis et me sens comme une fleur!
    ;)

  • Imogen 3 years ago

    Lisa’s collections continually outdo the last- especially love Gorman’s commitment to polka dots and animal prints!

  • Amanda 3 years ago

    I’m desperate for some new clothes! Thanks guys xx

  • judith 3 years ago

    Wonderful style; current, with a dash. Congratulations

  • Kelly 3 years ago

    I love Lisa’s style and would love the chance to win a Gorman voucher! Very inspiring!

  • Olivia 3 years ago

    Such an inspiring woman, beautiful designs and effortless chic style! And love that its all happening here in Melbourne.

  • Laura 3 years ago

    Most of the dresses I own are Gorman, and my favourite shoes! Definitely my number one shopping destination!xx

  • Jess 3 years ago

    So many beautiful designs!!!

  • Emily 3 years ago

    I love the geometric necklaces!!

  • sally 3 years ago

    I LOVE Gorman. What an absolute treat to win!

  • Sally 3 years ago

    love love love Gorman, this would be just the ticket for a post-baby summer wardrobe for me :)

  • Louise 3 years ago

    I’d love to own some Gorman clothing, wow i’d be over the moon, her designs are amazing! Thanks so much :)

  • Jane Harding 3 years ago

    Loved the sources of inspiration (yes you can totally use google images). Always an outstanding collection available at Gorman! Also, I want that bike.

  • tess 3 years ago

    Can’t not enter this one… (love those turquoise sandles in the sample shoes pic…!)

  • Jane 3 years ago

    Another fabulous interview, Lucy. I had no idea Lisa had such a fascinating career path. J x

  • Jo 3 years ago

    OMG! GORMAN! Please please please pick me!!

  • Kristyn 3 years ago

    Amazing giveaway Lucy (and Lisa) – and for an online purchase – perfect for someone in the country like me (who desperately needs a summer wardrobe!). :)

  • Lynette 3 years ago

    Love love love, especially covet that first yellow dress!

  • Fiona 3 years ago

    loving all the colour

  • Harriet 3 years ago

    amazing giveaway! lisa is my lifestyle icon, i think she’s incredible!

  • Emma 3 years ago

    Gorman is my absoluate favourite label. I buy a few pieces each season but wish I could buy the entire collection. I love the use of colour and pattern and always get compliments when I wear her clothes. I was so excited to hear they were launching a new online store, now I can look at and purchase the clothes from the comfort of my home! YAY! :)

  • Judy 3 years ago

    Yes please!

  • Shelly 3 years ago

    Please, please, pretty please!

  • Kristy 3 years ago

    Lisa Gorman – what an inspiration! I want to be her! x

  • Kristen 3 years ago

    Thanks Lucy for this post! You reminded me I need to go and pick up my Gorman Lay-by!
    Love, love, love Gorman clothes. Simple and classic and a little bit different. Just the way it should be!

  • Anna 3 years ago

    I♥Gorman I♥The Design Files

  • Jennifer 3 years ago

    What an amazing lady! Would be completely stoked with this prize.

  • Simone 3 years ago

    GREAT bike!! Polka dots are so damn lovely.

  • Marney 3 years ago

    Like everyone else, I loooooove Gorman. The shoes, the prints, the colour combo’s, did I mention the shoes?

  • Zen 3 years ago

    The fabrics are devine. Really gorgeous stuff…

  • Samantha 3 years ago

    In LOVE with all of the colour!

  • Natalie 3 years ago

    What a fantastic giveway. Would love the chance to buy several of these gorgeous dresses!

  • Melinda Hogan 3 years ago

    You can always rely on Gorman for great design with beautiful and colorful fabrics! A great interview with an inspirational lady. Of course I would love more items from Gorman!

  • Kelly Thompson 3 years ago

    Im going to Gorman this weekend to get some bright coloured shoes!

  • Julia 3 years ago

    PICK MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

  • Grace Howden 3 years ago

    Such a great article!!! <3

  • Claire Evans 3 years ago

    I’m home sick today feeling terrible, but never wanting to look it I’m wearing my super soft Gorman organic cotton top and hoodie! great interview, Lisa and her husband are so inspiring and their house was on the cover of Inside Out an issue back and looked divine.

  • Maggie Kus 3 years ago

    Love the copper dress! Have had my eye on some new summer clogs at Gorman too. Would love to have some to mix up with my bright red ones! Also adore the long skirts for summer time fun xxx

  • Jo 3 years ago

    Love Gorman’s bright colours for summer!

  • Elizabeth 3 years ago

    Oh I love Gorman! The colours are simply amazing!

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    Please Gorma-fy me!

  • Laura 3 years ago

    Aside from the fact that I love the aesthetic of these clothes, it feels good to buy from a brand that has heart. Well done, and great article!

  • Emmell 3 years ago

    Holy. Moley. YES.

  • Emma Phythian 3 years ago

    I recently turned 30 against my will. My amazing friends had to really work hard to convince me to celebrate and have a party. I did but it wasn’t till I found (and fell in love at first site) with a dress at Gorman that I felt good about the party. That dress made me feel amazing on the night of my 30th and I danced till the wee hours. Thankyou Gorman for inspiring me to celebrate. Love E.

  • Jessica 3 years ago

    Love the colours and prints so much! Great interview too!

  • Andree 3 years ago

    LOVE the basket weave and the tutti frutti! Can’t wait for the bathers!!

  • Michelle 3 years ago

    wow, this would be fab. love the colour and pattern combos

  • Sophia 3 years ago

    Gorman has a such a beautiful style that has been consistent through all of their years. The quality of the garments and their unique, comfortable designs are dreamy.

  • Anna 3 years ago

    I love how Lisa is a female entrepreneur in Melbourne, doing her thing, being successful especially in the fashion industry which seems tough. Above all, I love her clothes.

  • Jo 3 years ago

    Love love love! So need a new wardrobe…

  • Katherine 3 years ago

    Love Gorman and every single one of their pieces!

  • Amie 3 years ago

    Amazing. Fingers Crossed!

  • Hannah 3 years ago

    I love Gorman! Colours are always amazing, and the use of silk cotton is perfect for Australian summer, autumn, winter and spring! Wish all of my wardrobe could be gorman! x

  • Sarah Davies 3 years ago

    I love gorman! The styling is wonderful, clashing prints and colours and it’s not too trend focussed. I love that tis the kind of thing you can wear out and also around the house and it doesn’t look like you’re trying too hard.

    i just wish the pieces weren’t so exxy so i could have all of them! <3

  • leila 3 years ago

    That model was on Australia’s Top Model. I too like everyone else love Gorman. I only own a few pieces because it is pricey x

  • lizzi 3 years ago

    what a lovely interview with such a lovely lady!!

  • Anna 3 years ago

    Back in 2000 on a trip to Melbourne I discovered a pair of brown and orange wool trousers that were beautifully simple yet unlike all the other boring trousers. The brand was, of course, the fledgling Gorman. That summer I bought some grey fisherman’s pants to have hot weather Gorman trousers too – as a then-student they seemed pretty expensive but 12 years later both pairs of pants are still in my wardrobe in good shape and have travelled the world with me! The collection has grown in the intervening decade with my most recent ones being those gorgeous basket weave cigarette pants. I just love that the designs are slightly crazy but ultimately simple, with great fabrics and smart cuts. Love Gorman!

  • Susan Long 3 years ago

    495 comments so far?? Gorman is a legend!!

  • Valeria 3 years ago

    All I can say for Gorman is…absolutely amazing.
    Beautiful fabrics, classic designs that suit all ages and the most comfiest wedges I think I have ever owned.
    Keep up the good work Lisa x

  • Simone 3 years ago

    I just adore Gorman. A $500 voucher would be amazing! Oh to win such a fabulous prize! Fingers and toes crossed!

  • pete 3 years ago

    The Mrs would appreciate some Gorman love.

  • Megane 3 years ago

    Thank you for interviewing Lisa. I feel inspired and she makes the dream sound achievable.
    Her designs get better and better – merci beaucoup xx

  • kate 3 years ago

    Oh, this would be wonderful to win. Pretty please!

  • Rachel 3 years ago

    Give me a G!

  • amy 3 years ago

    i heart gorman!! amazing!

  • Laura 3 years ago

    I’m loving my Backgamon Tea dress which I hit a few months ago. I get so many complements on it. Thankyou so much Gorman for keeping mt wardrobe colourful and fun!!!

  • Bec 3 years ago

    Lisa seems like such a gorgeous lady! I just love the fit of all of Gorman’s clothes- I know i can go in there and the clothes will sit just right on my body shape. Never fail to get compliments on my pieces when i’m wearing them

  • Kathy 3 years ago

    Gorman, I blame you for my beautiful wardrobe and empty bank account!

  • Alice 3 years ago

    A beautiful collection this season!

  • Sarah Austin 3 years ago

    i love the heels with the tassels on them

    i saw a girl on the train with then yesterday, so cute!

  • Leissa 3 years ago

    Ah! I LOVE Gorman! A true Melbourne icon. What an inspirational woman! Fingers crossed I get to try out the new online store with winning ticket! The hard part would be deciding what to get, I want it all!!! :-)

  • Kate Cooper 3 years ago

    A Gorman voucher is at the top of my Birthday and Christmas list every year.

    All Lisa’s collections never fail to delight and entice!

  • Susan 3 years ago

    First of all i lovee the design files.. its pointed in the right direction with soooooooooo many things…be it doing up our apartment or buying amazing things through your suggestions so thank you….. I fell in love with Gorman this year when i visited their Chapel st store and bought a gorgeous dress for a work event..Everyone there said its the best dress they have seen on me so yay Gorman..been back a few times since : ) If i win this generous $500 voucher id be the happiest lady you know

  • Klaudija 3 years ago

    I love Gorman & I love vouchers. A match made in heaven…

  • Elizabeth 3 years ago

    Love it all!

  • Lizzie 3 years ago

    Gorman rules supreme! Totally gorgeous lady, lovely clothes!

  • Prue 3 years ago

    seriously Gorman is a staple of Melbourne Fashion – all throughout the dreary neutral tone years she’s provided excitement and fun to fashion. So glad that everyone is finally clueing on that colour is beautiful!

  • Preeti 3 years ago

    Playful. Quirky. Sassy. The best way to dress. The best kind of women.

  • Elsa 3 years ago

    Gorman’s feel-like-a-film-star cuts, exquisite fabrics and zingy colours have owned my heart since my first strawberry-stripe tee many years ago. Not only does the talented Lisa bring fresh excitement each season, her focus on her company’s environmental sustainability is truly admirable. I do my bit too… by wearing all my Gorman treasures to death in these days of throwaway fashion!

  • Rach 3 years ago

    Gorgeous Gorman!! Always delights with great colour, amazing fabric pattern & flattering design.

  • maria 3 years ago

    I love Gorman..all the little details which make this brand so special to me. I got orange high-waist pants and I am so sad it will get too hot soon so I won’t be able to wear them so often anymore…love the interview

  • suzie 3 years ago

    I seriously have cruddy clothes, I need something cool in my wardrobe!

  • Cate 3 years ago

    Gorman is stunning. I have a massive crush on all of her clothes and regularly check the website for fashion inspiration. LOVE!

  • Cazz Griffin 3 years ago

    I love the instantly recognisable Gorman aesthetic – thanks for really bringing the clog to Melbourne- and Lisa is a truly gorgeous lady….x

  • Lou 3 years ago

    Gorman is beautiful! A colourful dress and a pair of clogs should be every girls staple!

  • Marcellina 3 years ago

    Love Gorman! Coveting their heels!

  • Rachel 3 years ago

    I just spent the whole morning since 7am sporadically day dreaming about which gorgeous dress I would choose if I won the voucher. I honestly couldn’t decide! I love the backgammon backhand dress and the Swedish Summer… and the polkadots and sunset ruffles… The coconut maxi skirt is tempting me too. Then I thought I should stop dreaming and had better be in it to win it. Lisa, your clothes are so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration and courage to go for it and do what you love.

  • Mary 3 years ago

    At the heart of every inspired wardrobe is Gorman clothing so to indulge in $500 worth of Gorman newness would be magic

  • jj 3 years ago

    my favourite australian designer!

  • Lahni 3 years ago

    I have been dying to buy the TUTTI FRUTTI Pants and I haven’t had a chance to try them on :-)

  • Georgie 3 years ago

    I am always travelling overseas, living out of a suitcase with a tight savvy collection of basic and fashion forward pieces. Gorman dresses, cardigans and knits are always amongst my staples. Its like taking home, Brunswick, Melbourne with me across the globe. Always practical yet so stylish and unique that any european lady’s head would turn in desperation of knowing where I purchased my dress from. Very proud to be Australian, love Gorman!

  • renee 3 years ago

    Every time I enter a Gorman store I seem to buy something. I just can’t help myself! It’s the colours and the freshness of a gorman design that make it so desirable…

  • tina 3 years ago

    Hooray! An online store! I haven’t stepped into a clothes shop in the last 3 years (impossible with 2 ankle biting boys!) so I can now update my wardrobe with just a click here and there!

  • Monique 3 years ago

    what a fabulous post! loooooove Gorman!

  • El 3 years ago

    Love the graphic prints, colours and shoes, love Gorman!

  • Cass 3 years ago

    I’m often teased by friends for my obsession with Gorman clothes. For example when a friend and I happened to pass a “gorman st”, recently, she quipped that I should live on that street. It’s not very often that I come across a designer who season after season has me thinking to myself “Yep, I’ll have the lot, thanks!”. It’s also really inspiring to hear how it all came about.

  • Vera b 3 years ago

    Oh my goodness, these outfits are amazing! I love the colours so much.
    And what a great interview

  • Mikaela fisher 3 years ago

    Lisa gorman is an inspiration!

  • Johanna 3 years ago

    I love Gorman, and as a student it’s pretty tough walking past their store on Chapel street every day! Thanks Lucy

  • Carly 3 years ago

    Whoa! Great freebie.

  • Tess 3 years ago

    Love Love Love this collection

  • laura 3 years ago

    What a prize. Gorman are one of my face stores :) fingers crossed!

  • Alice 3 years ago

    Oh Gorman! Dragging us out of our Melbourne black winter wardrobe. How lovely!

  • laura 3 years ago

    Oops, of course I mean fave!!

  • Kelly R 3 years ago

    i could not enter a Gorman store without immediately putting 10 plus items on my wish list!

  • Catherine H 3 years ago

    the skirts!!! I need the skirts…..

  • Kate 3 years ago

    I have never once gone wrong with any of my Gorman purchases. Always fabulous!
    Wonderful work Lisa.

  • Lex 3 years ago

    What a great insight into an amazing fashion label! So interesting to read what goes on behind the scenes — her colour choices make me happy!

  • desb 3 years ago

    gorgeous 2011 collection..would love it!

  • Rachel 3 years ago

    I heart Gorman

  • kerry 3 years ago

    all the colour makes me want to smile …………………..and the piece de resistance is the polk-a-dot bicycle & the shoes, oh the shoes

  • kerri 3 years ago

    Could do with a wee Gorman injection in the wardrobe right about now:0)

  • Lauren Webster 3 years ago

    I love this interview! Very inspirational. Oh, and couldn’t agree more about the socks and heels! That little bit of geek chic makes my heart flutter. xx

  • Samantha 3 years ago

    Love that Lisa always stays true to her look. Each collection really packs a quirky punch! LOVE!!

  • gb 3 years ago

    hot!

  • Dana 3 years ago

    love love love love LOVE GORGEOUS Gorman

  • Jac 3 years ago

    Playful and wearable – the bike’s a winner too!

  • Jelena 3 years ago

    ooooOOooooh I absolutely love Gorman! They always stock the prettiest things but also push the boundaries with patterns and colour. Love it!

  • Belinda 3 years ago

    A M A Z I N G.. That full length skirt is to die for!!!

  • orlaberry 3 years ago

    I bought my first piece of Gorman from Fat back in ’99. 12 years, career change and motherhood on I love the fact that every piece I’ve collected along the way STILL looks awesome :) Way to go Lisa!

  • Shannon Murphy 3 years ago

    I just directed a play in Sydney called This Year’s Ashes and the lead character was dressed head to toe in Gorman!!! That’s how much I love Gorman!!! I’d love a wardrobe myself!

  • robyn 3 years ago

    during my lumch break today i sprinted to the gorman shop in Perth (fave boutique) and tried on and bought the new striped Ipanema dress with sleeves. AMAZE. got the last size 10!! would love to top up the look with shoes, sunnies and other Gorman lovelies. XXX

  • Maria 3 years ago

    Dream pants. Dream bike. Love the transition from nursing to fashion design.

  • Bethany 3 years ago

    Such amazing range! All the better to hear that she is such a loverly person!

  • Lisa 3 years ago

    Such beautiful stuff… excellent stuff

  • Lauren 3 years ago

    So lovely. Thank you for this great piece on one of Australia’s most amazing and inspiring designers.

  • Jean 3 years ago

    Ballarat doesn’t have a Gorman shop.

  • Miss Em 3 years ago

    Trawling down the 500+ comments, it’s easy to see a theme emerging and that is one of utter devotion to your style, application by your followers. The ease in which you share your craft is to be admired and appreciated. As an avid fan of Gorman since its hey day, I’m still a fan today because I am able to look unique and individual through wearing your designs. Thanks to the team for an insightfully put together interview piece too!! Well done!

  • Ally 3 years ago

    SUCH AMAZING PRINTS! Ah…so good. What a lady.

  • Jenna 3 years ago

    LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

  • lucy 3 years ago

    The Gorman store on Rundle St. is a breath of fresh air for Adelaide’s fashion scene; fun, unpretentious and ever-changing. This interview was a really interesting insight in to the fashion business…i have a printed pants craving…

  • Yan Yan Ng 3 years ago

    So much inspirations, so much love! Will shop at Gorman for sure!

  • Kim 3 years ago

    Lovely!

  • maddie 3 years ago

    great interview. i absolutely love gorman! the colours and prints are so inspiring.

  • chrissie 3 years ago

    reading about gorman while i’m wearing gorman. Does that mean I’m gormanising?

  • Nina 3 years ago

    O.o.o.o.o.ohhhhhh. Yes please! X

  • Bessie 3 years ago

    My mum always said you can never have enough pretty dresses…or pants…or tops…or SHOES!

  • IainPringle 3 years ago

    Perfect gift!

  • Seryn 3 years ago

    Lisa is fantastic, such a talent. I am such a fiend for Gorman that the girls in the Fitzroy store know me by name and exactly what I’m bound to fall in love with! Keep the gorgeous and wearable designs coming!

  • Anna 3 years ago

    I’m inspired – I’m going to paint little white polka dots all over my red bike and get a cute french bulldog to put in my wicker basket!

  • claire 3 years ago

    Beautiful! Think I would start with that tutti frutti shirt and go from there!

  • Lucy Jane 3 years ago

    I would love to win this voucher for my sister-
    Who I believes, really deserves it right now!

  • Kelly 3 years ago

    Love that chartreuse dress at the top of the post!!!

  • memtree 3 years ago

    wow! i absolutely adore gorman! it was the first ‘brand’ i was addicted to and still am! you are such an inspiration lisa! btw, you have lots of girls with names beginning with ‘S’ that work with you at HQ…Sarah, Sara, sophie, Summer…lol! i love the colours, the geometrics, the animals, the dots, the pockets and the fun in gorman clothing and accessories!

  • Amanda Thorson 3 years ago

    Don’t worry I will still love your clothes even if I don’t win.

  • Liz 3 years ago

    Beautiful clothes. Talented woman

  • josie jo 3 years ago

    I love those socks..!

  • maggie 3 years ago

    swoon , sigh,,, yes please

  • desb 3 years ago

    oh please please please … color me happy!! (:

  • olga bennett 3 years ago

    such inspiring interview! really enjoyed the read.

  • Kelly 3 years ago

    Well it is at random so all you can do is try – so great to see where it all begins LOVE LOVE LOVE

  • Kate 3 years ago

    So inspiring…the clothes and Lisa!

  • Jacqui 3 years ago

    I just love Gorman. In an industry of glamor and disposable fashion here is a true inspiring talent. Love!!!

  • emma g 3 years ago

    so clever and cute!!!

  • Dyani 3 years ago

    She is the queen of colour and pattern! Love it! :)

  • Maybel 3 years ago

    I would love the colour and prints of Gorman’s spring collection this year! So playful and feminine!

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway! Would love to buy my first Gorman piece :)

  • anna Barry 3 years ago

    The perfect combined birthday and christmas present for my teenage daughter. Just love it all!

  • MsUnreliable 3 years ago

    The summer collection is beyond beautiful, so great to see colour again!

    xx Kit

  • Ruth 3 years ago

    Love, love, love! Gorman and The Design Files.
    Just perfect! x

  • Michaela 3 years ago

    Love them. Their style is all kinds of delicious! x

  • septembre 3 years ago

    ♥♥♥

  • Olivia 3 years ago

    Great interview! Here’s hoping it can randomly be meeee!!

  • okologi 3 years ago

    oh my god, is there any chance in this landslide of comments that i will be the lucky one? my wardrobe needs a serious overhaul…i’m sick of wearing my sister’s hand me downs!!! xx

  • Niamh 3 years ago

    Love the new online store, the Swedish summer dress, Bridget sunnies, and Tassel Heels are stunning…

  • Sam 3 years ago

    How gorgeous! I would ve to win this!

  • Kendall Manz 3 years ago

    Oh my god, fingers crossed!!

  • Sophie Isobel 3 years ago

    Oh my, I just adore Gorman. What an amazing summer collection. Very inspiring indeed.
    Sophie x

  • Gaye Kendall 3 years ago

    Lovely new range, I’m trying not to get my hopes up! x

  • Jenni 3 years ago

    A fabulous insight into an amazing brand! Very excited about the online store!!!!

    x

  • Jen 3 years ago

    Wow! Lisa keeps getting better each season but I can’t go past the shoes this summer.

  • MsCritique.com 3 years ago

    I’m a huge Gorman fan. X

  • Meg J 3 years ago

    mannn, id kill for those geometric print dresses. so cute

  • neddy 3 years ago

    Gorgeous summer collection fingers crossed !

  • Robyn 3 years ago

    ahhhh i want to be living the dream… in head to toe gorman! yeeep.

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    What an inspirational lady and such beautiful clothes – they look like summmer and make we want to dance barefoot in a park somehwere.

  • Kirsty Eckard 3 years ago

    ARGH I DIE! Gorman, you are amazing!

  • Jen 3 years ago

    Gorgeous colours, beautiful styling. What more can I say?!

  • Nichola 3 years ago

    OMG I want to raid the sample shoe rack!!!

  • Frances 3 years ago

    mmm gorman. no need for hyperbole from me – i think everyone else has said it already!

  • Tash 3 years ago

    Delightful, what beautiful clothing… Amazing prints!

  • Stefsie 3 years ago

    wooah amazing * fingers crossed *

  • kelly 3 years ago

    love the bikes & clothes & everything else…

  • Sabine 3 years ago

    Thank you Lisa Gorman!
    Your amber cord pants made my winter less dull…
    You gave me some backgammon goodness to brighten up Springtime …
    And with your gorgoeus swimwear my summer will definitley be a hot one.

    Lv Sabine

  • TJ 3 years ago

    Well done to Lisa. The Gorman label has a style like no other. I’m sure it has taken a lot of hard work and dedication over the years.

  • Erika 3 years ago

    Gorgeous summer colours. Inspiring interview! x

  • Kellee 3 years ago

    I think one of the reasons Gorman has continued to succeed is the fact that Lisa continues to have creative control in a small design team. Great Australian label.

  • Laura Quattro 3 years ago

    Amazing designs, fascinating patterns and mesmerizing colours! I heart the way gorman makes socks and sandals and colour clashing work so well! I would love to win this prize dldo I can strut the streets in a brand new Gorman getup for spring!

  • Mirella 3 years ago

    LOVE LOVVVE LOVVVVVVE GORMAN!
    The colours & shapes are amazing! I have the backgammon tea dress in navy.
    I HEART Gorman – I hope I win, fingers crossed.

  • monica 3 years ago

    Dear Gorman: me love you long time. Xx

  • George 3 years ago

    Swooooooon. Beautiful, stylish and smart. No wonder a regular visit to Gorman keeps me smiling. Thanks Lisa and Lucy.

  • Katie Garbis 3 years ago

    Simply Love. Gorman has it all, texture, colour and most importantly creativity! Bring on Summer!

  • Robyn Beyer 3 years ago

    Gee, Gorman gets to greater gorgeousness every day…..

  • Kevin 3 years ago

    For my girlfriend, Gorman is her favourite!!!!

  • Katie Jayne 3 years ago

    Ah, how I would love to adorn myself in those amazing prints and colours!! x

  • amara campbell 3 years ago

    sigh… I am actually salivating. I’ve not really ever understood having one ‘designer’ as your signature look… but I think I’ve found mine. Thank you for sharing, Gorman is scrumptiously luscious.

  • jessica singh 3 years ago

    Really great to see an interview with Gorman. Such perfectly executed garments and gorgeous prints! Super Inspiring. xx

  • Ashlie Stone 3 years ago

    I go to Gorman as a reward

  • Iwandee S 3 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the colour and prints of Gorman!! Unique and inspiring.

  • Jess 3 years ago

    OMG – love my Gorman clogs, need a sundress to match. Yay!

  • Renata FILIPPI 3 years ago

    LISA GORMAN, YOU ARE THE BOMB!

  • Louise V 3 years ago

    It’s nearly Christmas…..this could tick off a couple of awesome pressies for my sister & my besties! Or of course – just for me!!!x

  • Jodie 3 years ago

    What a lovely interview – very inspiring and talented brand. Loving the prints :)

  • Rebecca 3 years ago

    Such beautiful designs, colours and prints…seeing Gormans collection is so refreshing!

  • Emily A 3 years ago

    Gorgeous Gorman!! What a wonderful shopping spree. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Edwina 3 years ago

    Oh the zig zags, the polka dots, the stripes! I’m in geometric pattern heaven! Lisa Gorman, you’re a legend.

  • Hollie 3 years ago

    Colour, colour, such gorgeous colour! I would LOVE to add some Gorman style to my wardrobe!

  • Anna 3 years ago

    Oh, to visit the gorman studio!! So wonderful to have a peek, and it’s so inspiring to hear how Lisa Gorman started and succeeded in such a cut-throat industry. I’m head over heels with the new collection!

  • Gwyn 3 years ago

    What a great interview with the brains behind Gorman. Can’t wait to see the design for the tops at the Open House!

  • Liss 3 years ago

    shesh, so many entries!! but have to try

  • Giselle 3 years ago

    OK, I checked out the website and I now have my eye on several pairs of shoes :-)

  • jes 3 years ago

    It is so good to be able to look into working life of such an amazing aussie creative. I have Gorman pieces that are 7 years old and still going strong. Their quality is incredible and the style is timeless!!!!

  • madeleine 3 years ago

    I just love this post. Thank you so much. Now i can head on over to Gorman and drool at the red and blue dress. i htink i HAVE to have it x

  • Emma 3 years ago

    Gorman LOVE!!!!!

  • Lisa 3 years ago

    Another beautiful collection from Gorman

  • Amy Leeks 3 years ago

    My best friend Kate and I are so obsessed with Gorman that, since launching their online store, our favourite game is to fill our virtual baskets online every week and compare what items we have chosen and dream about what we would wear and to what occassion. We can’t afford every piece we want, and that is why our game is so fun, but we are always the first to go when there is a 20 percent off sale! If I won this voucher, I would share it with Kate!!

  • Christine Dahan 3 years ago

    Love Love Love
    What an amazing lady with amazing taste
    I would soooo love a Gorman summer frock to enjoy the sunshine

  • Amelia 3 years ago

    Oh my Gorman-goodness!

  • Tracey 3 years ago

    That copper dress is mine!

  • Sally 3 years ago

    Oh wow, is there somewhere I am able to buy one of those spotty bikes?

  • jess 3 years ago

    pattern and polka dot genius

  • Annefie judge 3 years ago

    Gormangormangormangormangormangormangormangormangormangormangorman
    Gormangormangormangormangormangormangormangormangormangormangormangorman
    I gave birth 6 months ago and all my hard work has paid off fitting into my
    Pre preggo pants today!!! I need this baaaaaaaaad!!!! Love love love
    Love love you. Xx

  • Caroline 3 years ago

    Thank you Gorman for designing clothes that fit and flatter. Constantly inspired by your designs and big love to Design Files, too. Always a good read and good deal to lust after x

  • Lucy 3 years ago

    Love the new range of Gorman bikes and shoes, her designs and range are in inspiring!

  • Anna Walker 3 years ago

    Obviously people want to win this! Wow…666! I just wish more people would dress according to the Gorman aesthetic, it would make life so much richer and wondrous…But I will say I am surprised by the omission of Marimekko (from Finland in the designer question), because they are so evocative of Lisa’s colourful designs…Gormanekko would be a fab collab!

  • Alexandra Hanna 3 years ago

    LOVE. ALL. THAT. COLOUR.

  • nini 3 years ago

    ohohoh!

  • Cilla 3 years ago

    Oh to be able to wear an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow poka dot bikini riding that poka dot bike!!!!

  • Andrea 3 years ago

    Oooh! Man, I could so use a wardrobe spruce. Great prints and palette as usual from the Gorman studio

  • Cilla 3 years ago

    Oh to be able to wear Gorman to the wedding I’m going to in cairns in a couple of weeks!!!

  • Leslie 3 years ago

    gorman organic – one of lifes little treats!

  • Cilla 3 years ago

    Rock it Gorman!

  • ally scholtes 3 years ago

    I want a Gorman bike :)

  • Ok…scrolling alllll the way down the page…but so worth it! My heart skipped a beat! Those dresses ARE TO DIE FOR!!! (pick me!)

  • Ellie 3 years ago

    Lucky comment number 672!!!!

  • Liana Kabel 3 years ago

    I want it all…

  • Ayrz 3 years ago

    What a great feature, thanks Lucy! I’m currently 8 months pregnant with our 2nd child and have literally been stalking the Gorman stores planning what I can buy once the bubby arrives!!

    Muchly appreciate the Gorman style :-)

  • Natasha 3 years ago

    I’m in love – wonderful yellow swedish dress with red accessories. Oh look at that bike! Gorman is gorgeous!

  • Gael Joyce 3 years ago

    MAGNIFIQUE

  • Lisa 3 years ago

    Spring has sprung, Gorman’s style is fun! I envision myself riding to my local farmers market (Kalamunda it rocks!) in the Gorman jumpsuit with my little dachshund in the basket of an old school bike like the one pictured above.

  • Lisa 3 years ago

    What a wonderfully talented, inspiring and spirited women! Great interview!!

  • katiecrackernuts 3 years ago

    I saw a Gorman piece online somewhere earlier today and loved the colour and spirit of it. Something so truly Australian about it. Also, I didn’t know the career path started in nursing. Love hearing about people who come by their bliss in ’round-a-bout ways. A great interview.

  • Amelia 3 years ago

    No wonder the comments are off the hook! Favourite-ness combined in one fab Friday! What a stylish bunch the DF readers must be (or aspire to be).

  • paulina catrice 3 years ago

    Gorman is Melbourne. It epitomises the Melbourne ability to be individual, stylish and true to yourself. Lisa has always managed to be ahead and on trend: adding an edge that pushes conservative boudaries. I love Gorman and always go back after attempting to fit my shape and style into other labels. This is truly an opportunity to say ‘thankyou’ Gorman for so much including the ‘fishing pants’ of long ago that got me hooked!

  • Melinda Bakker 3 years ago

    Could not love Gorman more!! Excellent interview!!

  • Brismod 3 years ago

    Yes, please. It’s all so cool. xx

  • Suzie 3 years ago

    What can you say? just magnificent!

  • Chelsea 3 years ago

    I love gorman – i’ve still got my first gorman item that’s about 9 years old now. Looks like i’ll be visiting a Gorman store soon – i love the dresses and skirts from the new collection.

  • Carla 3 years ago

    L.O.V.E. the prints especially!

  • Izmay 3 years ago

    Gorman is my fave Australian brand. I’m sticking rockin’ (or so I like to think) the denim fisherman pants from way back. Can’t go past a bit of Gorman. An essential wardrobe must have brand.

  • Oh em gee. Awesome awesome giveaway. And those bikes! Love! I didn’t realise Gorman did bikes!

  • sonya 3 years ago

    love the designs and the colours

  • Heather Maloney 3 years ago

    Yum Yum Yum YUUUUUUUMMMMM!
    So refreshing to see such vivid use of colours and such eclectic styles. I love every piece!!!!

  • Tamara 3 years ago

    Thank you for a beautiful interview. What an inspirational woman!

  • Marina 3 years ago

    I love Gorman! Pick me, pretty pretty please!

  • Joanna 3 years ago

    Go gorman! xo

  • Carly Hammond 3 years ago

    Lisa Gorman shows you can have ‘fashion’ and ‘sustainable’ in the same room. A leader in every sense!

  • Ebony 3 years ago

    Yes please! Definitely gorman’s best collection yet!

  • Ella Bailey 3 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • Lee 3 years ago

    Great story, I love hearing how these things are born!!

  • Martine 3 years ago

    I need the zig zag jump suit now!! My husband just cut up my credit card so I need to win please Pretty lady Lucy!!

  • Kara 3 years ago

    Yes PLEASE!

  • Jonna 3 years ago

    Mel damn near had a heart attack at the very mention of Gorman on TDF

  • Erin 3 years ago

    I love their shoes!

  • Kate 3 years ago

    I love the bright colours and interesting prints. I’d love to shop up a storm with a voucher too!

  • Alexandra 3 years ago

    I absolutely adore Gorman – it is so wonderful to see such a strong woman leading a wonderfully creative Australian fashion label. Every time I walk into a Gorman store I just want to buy everything! Congratulations Lisa on your new collection :)

  • katelyn 3 years ago

    Gorman has got it goin’ on…

  • stephanieclaire 3 years ago

    Beautiful. I wish I could buy the WHOLE collection. Swimwear too. Maybe one day…

  • India ramsay 3 years ago

    Thank you Lisa for you beautiful designs. My first Gorman purchase was a pair of fishermans pants from fat. I have two pairs and still wear them all the time. I love the recent African influence. Having just returned from kenya this year, I haven’t been able to resist the gorgeous printed fabrics this season. Can’t wait to see what’s next. Ix

  • calliet 3 years ago

    What a dream it would be to liven up my summer wardrobe with a splash of Gorman chic!

  • nattyree 3 years ago

    Love Gorman! And what a way to get some new threads for my post-baby body!

  • Jade 3 years ago

    Yes please!

  • Natasja 3 years ago

    I’m not the bravest of dressers but I think seeing this collection (especially the shoes and the pattern/stripe combinations) might get me a little more out there! Thanks for the interview and the chance for some Gorman of my own.

  • Maggie 3 years ago

    I am a great fan of Gorman’s designs – every season! I’d love to win the giveaway!

  • India ramsay 3 years ago

    Oh, and it’s not just me who’s obsessed, my sister and mum are too. My sister has the poka dot bike..,,it’s so cute

  • Meg 3 years ago

    Fantastic interview Lucy – and great pics – my favourite piece if i had to choose would be the copper dress – just gorgeous and really eptomies Melbourne in its edgy style!

  • Vanessa 3 years ago

    Love love love love love Gorman, oh, did I mention love?! Can’t wait to see the new bike design!

  • Georgie 3 years ago

    I’ve always loved colour and I love how Gorman embraces it! After years living overseas it’s so nice to come home to Australia and see the fashion world here having progressed so much and treading its own path. Can’t wait to make the most of it (and hopefully with a little help from Gorman!!!)

  • Bianca 3 years ago

    that voucher would cover the cost of the shoes i am dying for! and some extra things ;)
    my lord i need one of those bikes might be a christmas present.

  • Chrissy 3 years ago

    LOVE this interview. Gorman is my favourite label! Fantastic insight into Lisa’s world, I love the fact she fell into it by “accident” – true talent! So Inspiring :-)

  • Michelle 3 years ago

    Love the clothes, love the bike, love it … ALL!

  • Penthea 3 years ago

    Loving the story . Loving Gorman. Loving the giveaway!

  • elissa c 3 years ago

    Gorman is one of my favourites too. I just bought a handbag there last week. I have several Gorman items in my wardrobe and they always score compliments (so I wear them often)!

  • Gilly 3 years ago

    Amazing. Inspiring. In love with the greatness.

  • Jan 3 years ago

    must get down to the store and check out the new collection! xx

  • Shauna 3 years ago

    My dream wardrobe! Prize or no prize I think I will be investing in something from this collection.

  • Angel 3 years ago

    AMAZING….. One of the best Gorman ranges yet.. Fingers and toes crossed!

  • Belinda 3 years ago

    thank you…Lisa is such an inspiration!! xx

  • Liza Zeni 3 years ago

    Lisa has long been an inspiration for me & I never tire of reading about her, learning of her support for the environment and how she incorporates this into her field of fashion, seeing her new collections – never dull, and hearing what she’s up to next. One incredible woman! loved this interview, thankyou! x

  • Clare 3 years ago

    Love Gorman…brings loads of colour into your life!

  • suzy 3 years ago

    Such a great interview. I do love Gorman dresses.

  • Andy 3 years ago

    Coolest couple in Melbourne!

  • Leah 3 years ago

    How exciting! on my way to have a browse online at Gorman now!

  • Nathalie 3 years ago

    oh wow! my fave! Gorman, u rock!

  • jackie 3 years ago

    Very inspiring interview. Thanks xx

  • adele 3 years ago

    OOOOOOOOHHHHHHH! lovely! yes please :o)

  • cintia 3 years ago

    oh lordy, when I saw this post i started to hyperventilate a little. LOVE gorman, LOVE it LOVE LOVE did i say LOVE it?

  • Jane 3 years ago

    So lovely, the interview and the collection…

  • toni 3 years ago

    For someone just embarking on the unknown crossover to a small business idea, and wondering just where it will all go, an inspiring story! Nice to know it doesnt have to be totally mapped out immediately. Oh to achieve half this gorgeousness!

  • Sarah 3 years ago

    As I sit here at 9.41pm with 19 mins to get my comment in, all I can think of is what a great surprise this would be for my daughter’s up and coming 18th birthday.

  • Sassy-J 3 years ago

    Gotta be in it to win it! One can only hope!

  • Meaghan 3 years ago

    I have a lot of admiration and gratitude for Lisa. I was in her store at Doncaster, when she came up to me to introduce herself. I was contemplating leaving my job of 22 yrs in banking/finance – wanting to follow a passion – and she took the time to tell me about how she changed careers (from nursing) to do what she loved – and I felt extremely inspired by the time I left her store. Today, 3 years later, I’m a personal stylist. It was great timing that she took the time to speak to me and I haven’t forgotten the little pep talk she game me.

  • Katy 3 years ago

    Pick me! My first summer as a Melbournian would be so much sweeter with some Gorman!

  • Kim 3 years ago

    Lisa Gorman is divine and so is that long skirt. So divine that I shall be saving my pennies for it. Unless i won a voucher of course. *sigh*

  • Susan 3 years ago

    Nurse, I would heart a new gorman summer outfit. Yeah

  • bindi 3 years ago

    i am addicted to gorman. yes please!

  • john 3 years ago

    It’s amazing to see inside this creative’s life. Kudos to Lisa!

  • Isabel 3 years ago

    Love love love gorman! (: Actually just purchased a perfect skirt from the GPO store this morning! xxx

  • kat 3 years ago

    Came so close to owning a gorgeous gorman dress but they didn’t have any left in my size! Great post Lucy!

  • jess 3 years ago

    I am addicted to Gorman, just ask my friends and bank manager. About 90% of my wardrobe is gorman – amazing work that lasts for years.

  • Adr 3 years ago

    Gorman is absolutely divine! Can’t wait for the summer range to come in store

  • Rosa 3 years ago

    I’ll say yes for everything Gorman.

  • cathy 3 years ago

    I’ve been wearing gorman clothes for quite a few years now. The quality, designs, fit and colour keep bringing me back each year! Lisa gorman is a very talented Australian designer!!!!!

  • Tonya 3 years ago

    Yes Gorman.. as always fabulous

  • Alison 3 years ago

    yes please!!!!

  • BrooKe 3 years ago

    heLLo!! pick me pick Me! I coverT somethinG beautiful to add to my pregnant summer warDrobe … or to saVe for afterWards!! xx

  • Hat 3 years ago

    Think I’m too late for the giveaway but love the new collection & will be visiting online store to see more…

  • Christine Dengate 3 years ago

    Oh I’m too late! But I am oh so completely high-school-girl-crush in love with Gorman right now that I can’t help but speak! I adore the patterns, the prints, the structure, the way that I can’t walk out empty handed (and I am one tough customer!)

    And most of all I love that I finally found a shop that my 61 year old mum (who never ventures past target or suzanne grae) not only tried something on in gorman, but purchased also and is now madly in love with her Gorman organic tees!

    (whist i prance around in my polka dots)

  • Maddy 3 years ago

    Wowee I could spend that five hungie in an instant!

  • Stefanie 3 years ago

    I just missed the deadline…maybe it’s not too late to squeeze in there! I saw Gorman’s Spring range at MSFW…just gorgeous!

  • Angels 3 years ago

    Me please if not too late!

  • sophie travers 3 years ago

    Every day I have to talk myself out of wearing all my Gorman items together AGAIN! Four days a week is the max!!

  • Bec S 3 years ago

    Love Gorman – no one mixes prints the way they do!

  • michelle 3 years ago

    too late for the giveaway :( but can I just say that the waves in that Bally poster are killing me. Lucy please tell Lisa to come into the gallery and I will sort her out. asap.

  • miranda 3 years ago

    love the riot of colour in the current collections

  • Liz 3 years ago

    I kill for that bronze dress with the gold triangles…. LOVE IT!

  • Katie 3 years ago

    I love absolutely everything about this collection. The colour! So very beautiful. That copper dress is like a dream come true!

  • Leah 3 years ago

    Thankyou for writing on Lisa Gorman! Someone I’ve always wanted to read up about. Great pictures too! X

  • Lisa 3 years ago

    Living around the corner from the paddington store makes is really hard to not spend all my paycheck here every week. Stunning Australian design. Just gorgeous.

  • anna 3 years ago

    wow what an inspiration.!!

  • Abby 3 years ago

    I’m so glad to learn a little more about the lady behind my favourite Melbourne label! What an inspiration.

  • Suzanne Gorman 3 years ago

    Love Gorman clothes and shoes…I wear something Gorman almost every day! Thanks so very much Lisa.

  • karlee slater 3 years ago

    yes please!!!
    her stuff is ace!

  • Karen March 3 years ago

    Such simple and forward thinking prints – I love Gorman for their energy and their style x

  • Milli 3 years ago

    I can’t get enough of Gorman, it’s the brand I go back to time and time again. Kooky office get-up, casual kick-a-bouts and dress-ups with a difference. Bravo!

  • megan 3 years ago

    oh lisa g you are adorable. adorable. mm

  • Cecelia 3 years ago

    I love Lisa’s clothes, especially some of the current bold patterns and I also love her hubby Dean’s furniture, if I didn’t have a toddler and a mortgage I would spend all my money in both of their stores!

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