Australian designer Bianca Batstone established the label Ruby Phyllis with her Invisible Thread collection over a decade ago. The eye-catching Invisible Thread tops turned heads everywhere from the streets of Brisbane to fashion shows in New York. With philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s quote "Invisible Threads are the strongest ties” hand painted across them and barely there clear straps holding them up, the tops adorned the shoulders of Christy Turlington, Sarah Murdoch and Kylie Minogue to name just a few.
Continuing to create pieces that reflect her commitment to artisanal clothing and accessories, each Ruby Phyllis piece is still entirely handmade—part of what makes them so special. Using unconventional materials, the current Gossamer collection combines decade-old textiles and embellishments with gold thread using a bespoke technique that gives form to accessories from bangles to handbags.
Having no formal training, Bianca’s original approach to design unveils a vision for detail and colour that is timeless and clearly shows that each piece is destined to be treasured and shine in all seasons.
Ruby Phyllis pieces have been featured in Elle Australia, Vogue Australia and Interview magazines and stocked in selected boutiques within Australia, New York, London and Milan.