Stephanie Moffitt's interview featured in the New York Times

On a recent trip to the United States to launch Mokum's new Moderne collection, Mokum's design director Stephanie Moffitt took readers of the prestigious New York Times on a shopping adventure in a recent article in the Home section of the daily paper.


Installation one The Tea Party

The Boudoir

The Powder Room

New Tea Rose Drawer Liners and Handcream

Mrs. Press new Dressing Table products

Bethany & Ngahuia

The lovely Miss. Press launched her latest fashion collection and Dressing Table range on Wednesday night. The fashion and Dressing Table products were all displayed in a beautiful house over looking Sydney harbour. Each room had an amazing installation in which the models acted out glamorous characters. My new designs for Mrs. Press’s Dressing Table consist of drawer liners, hand cream and shower gel in Spice, Tea Rose and Magnolia (pictured above). I’m in love with the hand cream!!
Well done Clare Press for an amazing show!!


"De Rosine" colour Ebony

"De Rosine" colour Pearl & preliminary art work

"De Rosine" left, "Moderne" in foreground right

"Vionnet" colour Virdigris

Design sponge one of America’s most renowned and exciting design blogs has posted a lovely story on our Moderne collection, the best part about this post is the lovely comments from American viewers that have fallen in love with Mokum, one even quoted that our studio 98 blog made their year!!
Thank you Design Sponge for all your support!!!


Stunning view of Sydney Harbour

Domayne Design

David with Trudy Millard and Eberto Escandon from Thomas Hamel

Looking through the Moderne books

Mokum's CEO Sean McElroy

Mike Buckley, Cassie Mullins, Heleena Trahanas from Vogue Living with Emma Godfredson

Moraima Martinez from Ke-Zu, Amanda Rashleigh from Mokum, Fleur Optekamp from Studio Aria and Erica Covolan from Pike Withers

David Clark, from Vogue Living with Mokum's Design Director Stephanie Moffitt

Designers in the City

Mokum's Penny Hand with Yasmin, Heidi and Pummy from Homelife Furnishings

The Mokum Team: Dorit, Ngahuia, Sarah, Saskia, Bethany and Alison

Our new studio collection, Moderne, was launched recently in Sydney at the Museum of Contemporary Art, overlooking the amazing Circular Quay.
Over 300 guests attended the night with speeches from our CEO Sean McElroy, David Clark, Editor of Vogue Living and our Design Director Stephanie Moffitt.

Our new collection draws inspiration from the fashion houses of the 1920's. Moderne aspires to sit alongside the beautiful textiles of the past and also deliver luxurious designs that keep pace with our modern times.

Proud to present our 9th studio collection Moderne, view it online at

Thank you to Vogue Living and Coco Republic for their support.


Beth working on three dimensional concept

Close up of three dimensional roses


Madeleine Vionnet

1920's Vionnet gowns

Vionnet 1930's

The famous bias cut

Beaded Swallows

Vionnet's invention the halter neck dress

Preliminary sketch of "Vionnet"

"Vionnet" chair

"Vionnet" Chair with "Brocatelle" Cushion

French fashion designer Madeleine Vionnet (1876-1975), "Queen of the bias cut" and "the architect among dressmakers", is best-known today for her elegant Grecian-style dresses and for introducing the bias cut to the fashion world.
As an expert couturier, Vionnet knew that textiles cut on the diagonal or bias could be draped to match the curves of a woman's body and echo its fluidity of motion. She used this "bias cut" to promote the potential for expression and motion, integrating comfort and movement as well as form into her designs.

It was her beautiful lavish bead work that inspired my design "Vionnet", I wanted to also capture the lovely satin silk in the ground of "Vionnet" that she so often used to increase the movement of her flowing gowns. Vionnet once said "designers make dresses, artists make dreams", to me her whole collection of work was a dream and inspiration from her was plentiful.

An intensely private individual, Vionnet avoided public displays and mundane frivolities and often expressed a dislike for the world of fashion, stating: "There is something superficial and volatile about the seasonal and elusive whims of fashion which offends my sense of beauty". Vionnet was not concerned with being the "designer of the moment", preferring to remain true to her own vision of female beauty.