Our brand story

  ESSENA is an Australian based fashion label

Designed and made locally in our Sydney studio, forging a strong relationship and sharing the same Ethos with talented, high-quality workmanship of our local industry professionals, committed to ethical and sustainable values, centred on the principles of slow fashion, considered fashion, Creating collections with a minimal footprint on the planet.

Our philosophy and approach is to design exemplary well-made pieces that you will treasure and wear for many years to come.

We pride ourselves on producing small responsible runs of collections, Producing two seasonal collections a year allowing us to research then source sustainable fabrics and manufacturing methods.

Essena only produces a limited edition per style to create meticulously crafted wardrobe staples that only a very few will own. The brands core signature transcends trends and promotes timelessness, free flowing, forever wearable designs in a curated mix of effortless essentials and statement occasion pieces, with a decadent approach centred on Masterful cuts and unexpected details.

Our collection embodies the balance of toughness with femininity that are both distinctive and inherently classic by design brought to life through the use of exclusive and unique textiles and textures. These core styles will take you on a journey exploring, travelling, lunching or even lounging.

Each collection represents a story from different parts of the world.

Thank you for taking the time to find out more about us and our commitment to sustainable fashion.


The Dream

ESSENA is the manifestation of my childhood DREAM.

As a Young girl I would ask my mother who was a seamstress to change, rearrange and enhance clothes we had bought in the store to make them suit my personal style.

Well, that’s where the DREAM begun, the beginning of my passion for fashion designing.

ESSENA in Greek meaning is “YOURSELF”

The brand stands for everything you would wish for in a garment that is tailored especially for you ,

Our creative vision is for every woman who wears Essena signature pieces to feel as if it were handmade and tailored for them personally, Empowering women to feel fearlessly beautiful, unashamedly confident and proud about their inner and outer self, Inspiring women of all ages to feel Empowered to live their DREAMS….

the pockets

ESSENA started with a DREAM.

A DREAM of empowering, exploring and embracing the female spirit.

ESSENA garments have been personally designed with pockets to evoke comfort, strength and fearlessness.

Pockets are a central theme of  ESSENA and each hold a reminder of the power of a DREAM.

Empower the female spirit. Explore the pockets. Embrace the Dream…”

– Essena Fashion