About the designer

THEODORA KOUTS® is a newly established Australian designer brand offering couture evening gowns.

With a firm focus on quality construction, the pieces reflect an unwavering love of structure, soft silhouettes and subtle detailing. Each piece is designed and crafted in Australia using fine fabrics from around the world sourced through local suppliers.

The label takes its name from emerging Australian designer, Theodora Kouts. For Theodora, fashion design is an inherent interest that extends back to her childhood and endures enthusiastically to this day. Theodora’s natural inclination towards fashion became most apparent in secondary school where she took Textiles and Design for four years – study that was instrumental in the initial development of her design and sewing skills. Outside of school, Theodora spent much of her spare time during those years drawing fashion figures and designs, and reading the fashion and social pages in the Sunday papers her father would buy.

Theodora went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication followed by a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her studies are a reflection of her love of the English language, of reading, of learning, and her natural dedication and diligence. Grateful for the time she spent at university, her fields of study have helped shape her and unbeknownst to her at the time, have given her a solid base within which to support the development of her business.

In 2013, after having worked in both public relations and law for over a decade, Theodora made the life-changing decision to pursue her first love of fashion design. Upon completing an Associate Degree in Fashion Design at the renowned Fashion Design Studio (formerly known as East Sydney Tech), Theodora worked towards the establishment of her own business in 2016 and her debut collection of evening gowns.

Born from believing in doing something that makes her happy, Theodora started THEODORA KOUTS® to share her own perspective on evening wear and to create intricate, timeless gowns for those that adore the sophisticated yet delicate.