Empire Rose x Pop-Up by Leith Groves
FRI 14 | 10AM – 5pm
Sat 15 | 10am – 1pm
Sun 16 | 10AM – 1pm
Covetable vintage handbags will sit alongside a gorgeous new clothing collection at the shared North Fremantle studio of local fashion icons Empire Rose and Leith Groves.
Empire Rose is a cult Australian label and is one of the few in WA that ethically produces 100% of its garments in-house. See where the garments are created and get yourself into a piece from the just-released Spring/Summer 23 Collection.
Leith Groves sources designer vintage bags globally, drawing on decades of knowledge as a fashion retailer and stylist. Pop-Up by Leith Groves is your chance to snap up a unique, quality piece that will last a lifetime.
Conversation 3: Fashion Critical featuring Leith Groves
Empire Rose is the artistic expression of designer Kathryn Cizeika. Established in 1998 and celebrating 24 years in business in 2022, the label’s cult following is a testament to Cizeika’s ability to create covetable pieces that are instantly desirable, effortlessly cool and supremely wearable.
Dramatic pieces that exude elegance and sophistication sit alongside sports-luxe pieces that bring ease to daily life. The two attitudes create the signature Empire Rose style, worn by iconic women such as Beyonce, Roberta Flack, Yoko Ono, and Michelle Williams.
Empire Rose is proudly designed, made and retailed in Cizeika’s North Fremantle studio and shop, ensuring the highest quality and exceptional fit with every garment. Cizeika is widely recognised as a champion of the local industry. Providing jobs and rare on-site training and mentorship opportunities to fashion and design students, the Empire Rose studio is a daily hive of activity combining the expertise of artisan pattern makers and seamstresses with the fresh perspective and enthusiasm of students on the precipice of their fashion careers.
Leith Groves is a fashion and design consultant based in Fremantle, WA. Leith has a dedicated relationship with the fashion industry spanning over 30 years.
Founding the iconic Varga Girl boutique in 1999, Leith’s experience and expertise encompass buying, styling, visual merchandising and fashion consulting.
Leith has recently developed ‘Pop-Up by Leith Groves’ a series of curated popup stores in unique spaces with rare designer pieces sourced globally. Leith is currently consulting, buying and merchandising for the new AGWA design space, in collaboration with Rob Marshall.