By women, for women: E Nolan, the ​Melbourne-based womenswear label celebrating the individual with its luxurious, made-to-measure suiting. With a vision for a new standard in womenswear suiting, E Nolan was founded by designer and tailor Emily Nolan with the intention to enable women to build a wardrobe that celebrates personality, timeless design and craftsmanship.

Tired and unimpressed with robotic practices and the standardisation of work attire and every day dressing, E Nolan combines luxurious fabrication and demi couture finishes to create garments of longevity with the intention to wear frequently. 

Through private appointment at the E Nolan Dressing Room, a garden oasis in Hawthorn, Melbourne, E Nolan offers clients a personalised experience from start to finish, highlighting the benefits of a one-to-one relationship between client and tailor that extend from precision fit to encouraging a deeper connection with the contents of their wardrobe. As pattern-maker, designer and tailor, Nolan is there at each step of the process.

Each E Nolan suit is crafted from the label’s exclusive in-house patterns, which form the base range of jackets and trousers on offer. While pieces can be purchased separately, E Nolan highlights the versatility and ease of a suit that can be seamlessly adapted to a client’s pre-existing wardrobe. 

E Nolan exists as an antidote to the blurred values of fast fashion. "Owning a classic, well-cut and quality-made suit is one of the most simple but effective luxuries, because it’s something that will see you through any occasion,” 

An alum of The Whitehouse School of Design, at which she was named Designer of the Year in her 2016-graduating class, Nolan has been sewing for over 15 years, Nolan first launched her eponymous label with a range of embroidered t-shirts that were sought out by the iconic luxury Melbourne retailer, Le Louvre. These pieces, featuring the brand’s totemic blow fly and other critters, are now available through the E Nolan website, offering an immediate entry into the brand for those who want to dip their toe into the brand’s ethos.

E Nolan garments are designed to fit into the lives of all different types of women, of all ages, who are looking for a suit, jacket, or pair of trousers that are beautifully made, comfortable, durable and easy to migrate between dress codes and the schedules of modern life.

An E Nolan suit costs between $1325 - $1400 depending on fabric choice and custom finishes. Appointments for upcoming trunk shows can be made here:

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