Welcome to the world of Vivienne Francine. Vivienne has been designing for over 20 years and has started an exciting new chapter in her life and career by moving to a brand new location which allows her to express herself freely through her chosen art.
Every single garment is cut by Vivienne herself who states that this very early task in the design process is perhaps the most important thing to get right if you want the garment to fit, exactly as it should.
Cairns is incredibly lucky to be able to call such a talented designer a true local with a truly local product. All of her garments are made in Cairns and designed by Vivienne who employs a pattern maker, which enables her to bring her unique pieces to life. Don’t expect to see your outfit on every 2nd person in the country because Vivienne sources more individual fabrics, drawing her inspiration from her travels abroad and our beautiful region.
When you visit her new store at Oceana Walk Arcade, you can view her sketch book and her latest design ‘The Nymph’ at the concept stage!
Vivienne’s personality and passion for fashion is evident everywhere you turn, with a quirky self watering pineapple plant she received as a gift from one of her loyal customers to high end fashion magazines and books that date back to the 1980’s (yes you can actually flick through them!!!), she has been saving them since she was a young girl!
I Did walk away with a brand new dress (it was hard as it was to decide on just one) I received so many compliments from ladies at the CBWC 2017 Awards Information evening, so I am SOLD!
Great job Vivienne, you have a fan in me xo