O.T.T. by Lia T is an accessories label founded in Melbourne in 2008 by designer Lia Tabrah.
Lia spent her childhood living in nursing homes and emu farms in country Victoria. When she wasn’t acting as in-house stylist or bingo caller for the octogenarian residents, she was out the back in her craft shed playing with metres and metres of lace and ribbon.
Steeped in the glamorous excess of the 1980s, Lia’s emblematic designs feature bold patterns, striking textures and eye-catching colours. Her tongue-in-cheek humour expresses itself through a uniquely Australian aesthetic largely inspired by wildlife, kitsch and popular folklore.
Lia’s background in visual art and gold and silversmithing inform flamboyantly crafted, outrageous pieces designed for those who like to be daring and turn heads when they walk down the street.
O.T.T. by Lia T has been sold and exhibited extensively throughout Australia at boutiques and galleries including Glitzern, Craft Victoria, Alice Euphemia, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Runway, L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program and as part of Abandoned Boudoir, a travelling group design exhibition which toured to Bangkok, Thailand and most recently Milan, Italy.
O.T.T. by Lia. T. is currently available through her online store, or private viewings can be made by appointment.