Over the past 18 years, powerhouse fashion-design duo Romance Was Born have had their wares shown in Paris, acquired by prestigious Australian institutions and worn by the likes of Cate Blanchett and Cyndi Lauper. Their inventive and colourfully anarchic designs have contributed to the evolution of Australia’s fashion identity. The founders and designers of the fashion house, Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales, chat with fashion editor Georgina Safe about Romance Was Born: A Love Story with Fashion, the fully illustrated story of their spectacular career.

Anna Plunkett (Australian)

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Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales met while completing their fashion design degree. In 2005, the pair established the inimitable label, Romance Was Born.

Luke Sales (Australian)

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Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales met while completing their fashion design degree. In 2005, the pair established the inimitable label, Romance Was Born.

Georgina Safe (Australian)

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Georgina Safe is a writer and editor with 20 years of experience covering the Australian fashion industry and the international collections in Milan, Paris, New York and London. Georgina is based in Sydney, where she writes on fashion, culture and travel for titles including The Australian Financial Review, Monocle Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and the Business of Fashion.