Our Story

It all began in 2002 in a backyard farm shed in Mareeba FNQ, Australia. Liana and Sonya, two sisters, started from dressmaking and over the passage of time transformed the label into a successful online race wear and millinery site known as Sonlia Fashion. Sonlia Fashion in October 2015 closed their outlet and decided to go online to meet the high needs for the one-off creations throughout Australia. Sonlia Fashion has won numerous awards in the field of fashion and now they have customers winning Fashions throughout Australia.

Sonlia creations are all handmade in Mareeba, which includes ingenious Millinery perfect for any Race day. Liana is skilled in Dressmaking & Millinery, completing numerous courses including certificate II in Millinery. Liana has attended numerous workshops with Melbourne Milliner Waltraud Reiner and she keeps experimenting with different textures and designs to give Sonlia racewear a new dimension. To keep up with the modern trends and techniques Liana has also attended workshops with National & International Milliners.

Sonya was an experienced dressmaker and designer for Sonlia Fashion. She retired in her role in 2016 and embarked on a new career. Sonya created stunning ready to wear outfits for race attending ladies throughout Australia. Each outfit by Sonya was a one-off creations, which guaranteed a unique product.

In Dec 2016 the business expanded and branched off to include other label clothing which offers a vast range of dresses, tops, skirts, pants and accessories.

We hope you enjoy shopping with Sonlia Fashion x