About CON ILIO
Launched in 2016, CON ILIO is an evening and bridal fashion house based in Melbourne, Australia.
The fashion house is globally inspired, with the designer, Con Iliopoulos and his team of classically educated couture seamstresses – using European sourced fabrics and employing intricate hand beading and lace crafting techniques to cater for the haute couture market in Australia.
His team worked tirelessly to create the first CON ILIO collection, which incorporates the breathtaking hydrangea dress featuring an impressive 21,500 hand-sewn hydrangea petals taking the team more than 1,000 man hours to create.
From Milan to Paris and Berlin to Tokyo, Creative Director and Designer, Con Iliopoulos explored some of the world’s fashion capitals for inspiration and to source the most opulent fabrics for its first ever collection.
The collection showcases Japanese inspired cherry blossom trees and white and blue hydrangea flowers, intricate prints from the vibrant Milan textiles scene and Parisian chic black gowns.
The timeless nature and breadth in CON ILIO’s designs have already attracted leading Australian celebrities and international luxury publications since its inception in 2015.
About Con Iliopoulos. Creative Director and Designer
A self-taught designer beginning his fashion journey by crafting pieces on his living room floor, Con Iliopoulos, is today at the – age of 27 – a true fashion visionary.
From a young age, Con was immersed in the colourful life of dressmaking, with his mother and grandmothers all self taught seamstresses. Con has always had a keen eye for design, garment execution and a vibrant personality, leaving little doubt Con’s journey into the fashion world was written in the stars.
Con is inspired by travel and the power of women, creating evening and bridal couture that is globally inspired and celebrates femininity and strength.
“A woman should always feel exceptional, powerful & beautiful in what she’s wearing.”
Con Iliopoulos, Creative Director and Designer
Joelle Allas - Chief Executive Officer
Joelle is well known and highly regarded for her ability to build and maintain customer relations in business. Prior to joining Con Ilio, Joelle has been involved in high level business administration and management duties in such intense industries as international wholesale trade and building construction.
Joelle is using her extensive business network to promote and further the success of Con Ilio. With her will to succeed and strong characteristics, as Chief Executive Officer of Con Ilio, Joelle provides strong and strategic leadership and focuses her attention on developing new opportunities for the company.
Misha Slepoy - Director
A well-established and respected entrepreneur, Misha Slepoy has launched several successful start-up companies in diverse fields, such as technology (Dodo Internet), building and construction, and now the fashion industry since his departure from the corporate world. Misha is presently part owner of Melbourne United Basketball Club and other creative businesses.
Misha prides himself on recognising and promoting young Australian talent and fostering strong teams that consistently deliver positive results. He has a comprehensive background in developing global business strategy, leading commercial operations, and advancing propositions to deliver significant revenue growth.