Melanie Vincent is the Australian-based, British-born designer behind the clothing brand Vic and Bert. Encompassing simplicity, style and quality, the brand hinges influences from the outdoor Australian lifestyle with quintessentially British nods, not least the name which was coined in homage to historic British Royals, Victoria and Albert.
With over 20 years experience in the fashion industry, including stints at labels including Nicole Farhi, Jigsaw and John Galliano, Vincent grounds her collection with her skills in creative pattern cutting to ensure each piece offers the perfect, nonchalant fit.
Prior to launching Vic and Bert, Vincent was heavily involved with the now iconic Jigsaw Menswear in the 90s, which can be seen in relaxed, simplistic silhouettes she offers for the perfect laid-back look. She explains: “Menswear really led the way on how I view womenswear. Not that womenswear has to be masculine, but the possibility that it can be simple in design, not frilly or bohemian.”