Busy time ahead for designer Steph

Steph Audino with some of her designs. Picture: Adrian DeCarolis.
Steph Audino with some of her designs. Picture: Adrian DeCarolis.

The 23-year-old, who earlier this year received the Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Award, said she has been working hard to expand her label and go beyond what she had accomplished last year.

Audino, who also won the Zomp STYLEAID Creative Designer Award, said she was looking forward to being part of the event, which showcases the best in local and international fashion.

‘Being part of STYLEAID is something that means a lot to me,’ she said.

‘I have worked backstage at the event and always dreamed that one day I will be a part of it, and now I have been given this great opportunity by winning the award and be a part of the night to raise as much money as they can for the Aids Council.

‘I will be showcasing my SS13/14 collection titled Euphoria for the first time along with a few special gowns that no one has seen ” it’s something I have working on since I won the award.’

Audino described her latest collection as one that was easy to wear and very colourful, opposed to her staple black seen in previous collections.

‘Euphoria, it just that, it makes you feel intense happiness and self-confident, when you are having one of ‘those days’ where you don’t feel great,’ she said.

‘The collection is so easy to wear, you can dress it up or down and it makes you feel great. It is very different to previous collections but is still designed with the Steph Audino Girl in mind.’

Audino said she was working on her AW14 and finalising her SS13/14 production as well as expanding over east and entering the Asian market.

‘The next step is to expand over east with a potential stockist in Melbourne and overseas and make SA as well known as possible,’ she said.

‘I have had a few interests overseas and will be stocking an online boutique in Singapore called Inverted Edge, as of next month which is really exciting ” it’s a first step to my overseas goal.

‘I am working on a basics range at the moment which will be released later on this year online and will continue working with charities like Lifeline WA, as every little bit helps.’