Lia Tabrah founded the Melbourne-based accessories label O.T.T. by Lia T in 2008. She 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 informs flamboyantly crafted, outrageous pieces designed for those who like to be daring and turn heads when they walk down the street.