David Lawrence has always reflected the times and the women who wear it. Since the brand’s creation in 1978, it has been synonymous with luxury, modernity and female empowerment. This year we celebrated 40 years of being at the forefront of fashion and as we celebrate achieving this milestone, we look back at our rich history and remind ourselves of the journey we took to get here. Revisiting the David Lawrence story is impossible without revisiting the brand’s founder, David Bardas’ own. Our General Manager, Tina van Zyl, along with a few members from the David Lawrence team, enjoyed a celebratory luncheon with David and his daughter Belinda at Melbourne’s exclusive Bachas Restaurant. They discussed the brand’s humble origins, the setbacks, the seemingly endless frustrations and the euphoric triumphs that are part of the brand’s history.