Since its launch in 2015, Dark Thorn Clothing has become a womenswear label known for its sophisticated reimagined Victorian era clothing. Tori-Anne Gill has identified and established a classic tone that uses stylistic structures, lace trimmings, embroidery and textured fabrics allowing her to build a brand ethos that is one of elegance and class.
Tori-Anne Gill is from a small country town, two hours from Adelaide, South Australia. Moving to Adelaide in 2012, Tori-Anne’s creative journey began while studying as a make-up artist at Colour Cosmetica Academy. Once finishing her course, Tori-Anne deepened her passion for creative work designing clothing.
She began designing her own collections because the styles, cuts and garments she imagined and wanted were never available. Dark Thorn Clothing is a representation of herself, her personality and her style. She likes to tell a story with each of her collections. A story of mystical glamour, secrecy and romance.
The evolution of the Dark Thorn Clothing brand has been an exciting process. In 2013 the label began with Dark Thorn Clothing Sliver collection which reflects vintage and punk rock style for a younger demographic. In 2015, Dark Thorn Clothing took the next step with the launch of ‘Rebirth’ and 2016 saw the introduction of their ‘New Moon’ collection. These collections are inspired by the Victorian Era.
Dark Thorn Clothing emphasizes on remaining Australian Made. Supporting Australian businesses and Australian jobs is of huge importance to designer Tori-Anne Gill. Each garment is made to quality to create timeless pieces helping to slow down fashion and throw away culture.