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Sophisticated, glamorous, alluring and unique, the perennially delightful Moss & Spy label exists on that fine line between all that is soft and strong, feminine and masculine, for a woman that is sexy, sensual, independent and not afraid to be noticed.
A mélange of genres, unusual textures, interesting fabrics and embellishments, and the use of contrasting concepts characterize Lia’s designs. It is about finding that “look” somewhere between pretty and mannish, and producing a range that is sexy, sophisticated and elegant with a dash of the unexpected.
Lia Tsimos established her first label during the glittering 80’s. At 23 Lia opened her first boutique “The Next Influence” in the fashionable district of Toorak, Melbourne. Her reputation quickly grew and within twelve months she opened a second boutique selling to a small but dedicated following looking for feminine clothing with a point of difference.
She was soon heading the design teams of Adele Palmer and later moved to Sydney to launch new labels with George Spyrou.
In the late 90’s Lia was the creative force behind the successful Bang label before moving to London in 2001. In London Lia created designs for some the big high street stores such as Topshop, Oasis, and River Island traveling widely and achieving distribution throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.
Studying in Paris, Lia is strongly influenced by Europe’s great designers, Chanel, Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent…The elusive and empowering balance of femininity, strength and power, that each of these designers achieved, is the element that Lia harnesses when she designs each range for Moss and Spy
Returning to Australia with her young daughter Lia decided to create a new label with her distinctive handwriting drawing together on the new influences she could see emerging. Her vision was simple – to create feminine clothes for women who want to be noticed.
She first teamed up with George Spyrou but this time as a partnership and the result was Moss and Spy. In 2008 Lia became the Sole Director of the Moss and Spy business and opened her first flag-ship store in Sydney.
Now distributing through 200 boutiques around Australia, and International distribution to New Zealand, south East Asia and The Middle East and the first Moss and Spy flagship store is now open in Double Bay.
Lia’s striking feminine appeal continues to excite buyers with every collection. Her mix of fabrics, love of floral prints combined with elegant embellishments creates her unique style and strong and feminine allure.
The designer’s own style is comfortable yet glamorous, and she invokes a French expression- “Je suis bien dans ma peau” which literally means “I feel good in my skin”- to express what style is to her; being confident and feeling comfortable with who you are and what you wear.