THE ‘MECCA’ OF FASHION
Adam Langenber, Ashleigh Pisani wrote on 15 July 2018
"PORT Adelaide will be a mecca for fashion and the arts, Courtney Rogers says.
In early August, she will open the Port’s first haute couture fashion boutique, Miko + Mollie, on St Vincent St.
Ms Rogers will stock leading Australian labels including Camilla, Sass and Bide, Alice McCall, Stevie May, Shona Joy and Thurley.
The Port is the place to be — it is up and coming,” Ms Rogers said.
“The city is amazing but Adelaide is crying out for other great places to come alive and the Port is definitely coming alive.
“It is all about getting the right people down there and our store is going to play a big part in that.”
She said Port Adelaide already had a strong arts community and she planned to bring a “rich fashion culture” to the heritage precinct.
“Art and fashion go hand-in-hand,” she said.
“It is going to be a beautiful fashion destination for the women of Adelaide to visit.”
High-end fashion boutique Miko and Mollie is set to open in Port Adelaide
Ms Rogers started Miko + Mollie online 18 months ago. The boutique represents her first foray into opening a bricks and mortar store.
She has a steady clientele made up of local and international fashionistas who are eager to snap up her stylish wares.
“Australia has some of the best creative and design talent in the world,” she said.
“My business is international and I am very proud to be getting our design talent out there.”
Ms Courtney is also a proud partner of organisations such as Our Watch, which are working to reduce the rate of violence against women.
“Miko + Mollie is more than a fashion store, it’s an online community that is about empowering and uplifting women,” she says.
“It is a tremendous platform for us to reach thousands of women each and every day and make their lives better.”
Ms Rogers is not the only new addition to the Port’s arts and fashion scene — with the Port Canal Shopping Centre now undergoing a $45 million upgrade.
The main building is to be demolished and rebuilt.
This development will see the number of shops more than double, from 28 to 60.
The entire centre will then re-emerge under the new name of Port Adelaide Plaza.
New art galleries have also recently opened, including Cult & Harper, Fontanelle and Mixed Creative."