CRISTAHLEA’s haute couture, bridal and ready-to-wear collections transform exquisite traditional tailoring with handcrafted artistry that is at once wonderfully feminine and seriously contemporary. Using metallic fabrics, crystal embellishments and structured silhouettes, each piece is a jewelled work of art – an instant heirloom to be treasured and worn. Melbourne design duo, sisters Christiana and Katya Lea Livaditis joined forces in 2012 to create the eponymous label, which has already won a devoted celebrity following from the likes of Sophie Monk, Kylie Minogue, Emma Freedman and Sarah Ellen. Christiana studied Fashion (RMIT) while Katya Lea completed a Creative Arts degree (Melbourne University) and a Bachelor of Photography (RMIT). Together, the pair’s design simpatico shines through, with deceptively simple, elegantly conceived garments perfectly formed to skim and flatter with understated luxury.