"extraordinary designs for extraordinary people"
In a world where mediocrity rules; where celebrities splash their cash on designer t-shirts, bike pants and hoodies, we aim to fight the trend for minimalist comfort dressing with high-glamour, over-the-top designs where eccentricity rules and maximal-ism is celebrated.
Rita and I have amounted 2 decades of experience working in design, and fashion retail; however, fashion was never about brands and labels for us. It was about: colour and texture, patterns and shapes, interesting textiles, and rule-breaking outfits. Statement pieces that light you up, clothing that makes you dance, and colours that make you want to jump up and get out the door!
fontaine & fontaine was borne of a shared obsession for bling; and not just the trashy in-your-face bling, but exquisite designs from eras long-forgotten. Byzantine jewels, highly detailed pieces of the baroque, juicy Cartier tiaras, extravagant jewellery worn by the Russian Tsars, and glamorous golden-age femmes dripping in diamonds, pearls and precious stones.
However, without a treasure map to fortunes lost, we may never wear a diamond akin to the 69.42 carats worn by Elizabeth Taylor, or own a collection of custom made jewels designed by the world's top jewellery houses, similar to that of Wallis Simpson (the late Duchess of Windsor), but we can still wear dazzling designs, and opulent pieces ... enough to turn the head of any Tsar.
Our pieces are original designs that bring together the ostentatious and modern technology. They are hand-crafted in Brisbane, Australia with high quality materials, claw-set stones and Swarovski crystals. They are extraordinary designs for extraordinary people.
We look forward to creating your very own "fontaine"
xox, ella fontaine
Photography: thomkerr.com @thomkerr