Daniel was born in the picturesque Snowy Mountain region of New South Wales.
One of the earliest influences in Daniel’s life was his grandmother. An elegant country lady, Daniel fondly remembers her constantly busying herself with some kind of sewing or craft project. The beauty and singularity of his grandmother’s handmade garments had a lasting impression on the young Daniel, and is an integral part of his couture work to this day.
After graduating high school Daniel headed to Sydney, intent on pursing a career in fashion. He began fashion studies at TAFE before being offered a position at one of Australia’s top bridal boutiques. The position offered Daniel hands on experience with made to measure gowns from some of Australia’s leading designers and gave him an inside understanding of the bridal and evening wear industry. Daniel also continued to work on his own designs and before long he had built up a unique collection. Word of his impeccable craftsmanship began to spread and demand for his clothing was on the rise. In 2009 Daniel launched the label ‘Daniel Learmont Couture’.
“I have always been a fan of 50’s and 60’s Hollywood, the jet set life style. I love the kind of clean, dramatic glamour of the period, strong silhouettes in luxurious fabrics like silk shantung, brocade, duchess satin and Chantilly lace, as well as the beautifully tailored day wear in wool, crepe and tweed.” This influence is apparent in all of Daniel’s designs, although he also finds himself fusing old Hollywood with a more contemporary edge.