Women’s swimwear and resort clothing designer, Kiara-Bella Moore started drawing clothes as a young child but it wasn’t until late high school that she decided to pursue a career in fashion.
The teen enjoyed sewing clothes to wear herself.
“I shared them on social media and people started asking where they could buy my clothes,” Kiara-Bella said.
In 2018 she created her own label, Kiara-Bella Designs to reflect her style.
“My name means bright and beautiful and that’s what I try to bring to all my collections,” she said.
“I like feminine florals and playful design, like straps, bell-sleeve dresses, asymmetrical hemlines and crop tops. I started with a small collection of skirt and top sets that were designed, sewn, modelled, marketed and sold by me.”
Within 12 months of launching her online store, she’d started her first swimwear range.
“I was invited to Miami Swim Week but I just wasn’t ready for it,” Kiara-Bella said.
“It all exploded really fast.”
In 2019, Kiara-Bella Designs graced the runway at Brisbane’s largest red carpet fashion event, Designer Q.
Her sights are now firmly set on New York Fashion Week, whenever that returns.
“As well as having ready-to-wear pieces available for purchase online, I can make custom sizing adjustments, fabric changes and alterations to the strap details,” the Bargara-based designer said.