Aneka Manners is a visual artist, textile and fashion designer, photographer and couturier currently using fashion in her exploration of the sublime and the beautiful. Inspired by a myriad of sources across literature, music, science, maths, travel, food and the natural world, Aneka uses an acute awareness of environment to inform her fashion design and artworks ; works which are designed to evoke a sense of mood and atmosphere through which the viewer, and she, can re-experience the world.
Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Aneka took a while to understand that making eveningwear for dolls out of cigarette foil early in life was a sign she should follow that creative star. She spent her youth experiencing various artistic disciplines whilst pursuing and loving her other equal and opposite side of the brain in maths and finance. Fast forward to today, Aneka has been educated in Fine Art, Fashion Design and Commerce in Australia, studied leadership at Harvard, exhibited photographic works in Italy and Australia and won a loyal fashion clientele across Sydney, Melbourne, New York and London with her exclusive prints and elegant design aesthetic.
After years of believing she needed to pick a box, Aneka’s revised philosophy is that binary is out, multi-disciplinary is in and we can be as many-faceted as we like. The Renaissance men and women had it right……do it all…..because maths is music, science is life and truth is beauty regardless of which side of the brain it comes from. Welcome to the ride, it’s going to be an interesting and beautiful one.