Bianca Spender is forging a reputation for intriguing modern clothes with a fiercely independent attitude. Her collection is known to mix structure with fluidity, resulting in looks both sophisticated yet spirited. Intelligent pieces often draped from a single piece of cloth rub shoulders with more exaggerated silhouettes. Movement and form are an important source of inspiration. Of paramount importance to Bianca in the design process is finding a sense of balance. With references ranging from art to music to historical dress Bianca seeks a new modernity. Clothes that combine both strict construction yet have ease and movement. Shapes are innately feminine, sensual and confident. Colour is applied in bold strokes. Part of Australia’ Fashion dynasty, Bianca Spender’s experience runs deep. By the time she embarked on a design course at East Sydney Design School, she had already spent more than a decade in the heart of Australia’s leading fashion house, Carla Zampatti. After four years in Paris and Milan working with design houses including Martine Sitbon, she returned to Sydney in August 2004, designing a capsule collection for Carla Zampatti. In 2009 Bianca Spender launched her eponymous label. The Bianca Spender brand has now expanded to two stand alone boutiques in Mosman and Melbourne Emporium, seven David Jones concept stores nationally and online. Bianca showed on schedule for the first time in 2010 at Australian Fashion Week and continues to showcase regularly. In 2015 Bianca Spender expanded into international wholesale. In 2016 Bianca represented Australia in the International Woolmark Prize in New York after winning the regional finals in Australia.