Giaan Rooney

Helen Manuell

Mar 30, 2013

Logies Award Dress by couture designer Helen Manuell of Manuell & Moore with pleating by Specialty Pleaters (Australia).

 Manuell & Moore have a solid repulation for dressing clients for the Brownlow, the Logies, the AFI Awards,the Alan Border Medal, and other notable red carpet events. Helen's style in bridal wear draws from red carpet designs and is often reminiscent of the 1920's, 1940's and 1950's. The fabrics Helen uses are all silk, whether it be a fluid silk satin chiffon or heavily encrusted french chantilly lace. Fabrics are flown in from every corner of the earth to satisfy her clients desire for a 'one off' wedding dress. Manuell & Moore use fabrics that are ornate and difficult to access, so the client can rely on having a garment that is individually made for them.

In 2008 Helen appeared as a contestant on Project Runway Australia Series One. As a result of the publicity received from the show, a ready to wear collection was developed under the label of 'Helen Manuell'. These styles are classical and quite simple, but very individual in their design. They are made for bridesmaids, cocktail and Spring Racing Carnival and are available off the rack at a very affordable price.