“My passion is to create. I love working on designs that combine my client’s style with impeccable tailoring. The journey doesn’t start by a sketch, it starts by getting to know you.”
– SHAHNAZ, Founder & Head Creative Fashion Designer
We hand tailor exquisite, custom bridal wear and couture gowns with a focus on exceptional craftsmanship and service. We also offer alterations and welcome women of all shapes, sizes & ages.
SPECIALISING IN CORSET DESIGN
HAND TAILORED BRIDAL WEAR
COUTURE GOWNS & FORMAL WEAR
HIGH END SKILLS & CRAFTSMANSHIP
ALTERATIONS & PATTERN MAKING
WOMEN'S CASUAL APPAREL
DESIGN CONSULTANCY SERVICE
SPECIALIST DESIGN SOFTWARE SKILLS
METAL & HAND EMBROIDERY EXPERT
CUSTOM MATCHING BELT DESIGN
FORMAL WEAR FOR CHILDREN
As Founder and Head Creative Fashion Designer of Black Caviar Collections, Shahnaz’s main passion is creating designs that encapsulate femininity.
With over 30 years experience in the fashion industry, Shahnaz has worked for industry-leading labels, crafting exquisite gowns for Australian celebrities and every day brides looking to find “the one” dress. Her love for designer European fabrics, French lace and refined silhouettes is what started her next journey…
Established in 2013, Black Caviar Collections has mastered creating women’s couture gowns, formal wear, special corsets, industry leading pattern-making and a wide range of alterations. Setting her apart from other designers, Shahnaz’s intricate craftsmanship has been perfected over the years, with techniques passed down from three generations.
Located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, her fashion studio is just a short drive from the CBD. Embracing cultural diversity and women of all shapes, ages and sizes, Shahnaz is known for making you feel welcome from the first greeting to the last fitting, for a flawless experience every time.
Let’s get together.
Do you have a vision in mind for your dream gown or garment? Why not book a free consultation with Head Designer Shahnaz and discuss bringing your dream to life. We’d love to welcome you at the Black Caviar Collections studio, located in Glen Waverley, Victoria,
From our clients.
“Shahnaz is absolutely my favorite designer. I approached her with some ideas in mind about what I wanted for my engagement dress and she just took it on from there. From the design to the choice of fabric to every single detail, it was all done by her in the most thoughtful, timely and professional manner. Shahnaz has a very pleasant personality which makes so it so easy to work with and makes the entire experience so enjoyable and seamless. Her biggest strengths are work quality and attention to details. She ensures that her clients are fully satisfied and happy. I highly recommend Shahnaz to anyone looking for quality and a stunning look for their special occasion.”
“Shahnaz is a great designer and dress maker. She was lovely and easy to deal with. She listened to what I was after and made it happen. She was also reasonable in her prices which is something that I needed at that time with many other expenses for a home and a wedding of 300 people! Most importantly she made sure I was so happy with my dress and veil! I would recommend her highly to friends and family. Thank you Shahnaz for helping make my special day even better with a special dress.”
“I had a wonderful experience with Shahnaz, she assisted me with all the alterations for my wedding dress and she was amazing !! Her eye to detail with the embroidery was perfect and her customer service was really good. Fantastic experience from the start to the finish. The lovely Shahnaz looked after me and was so patient and she was following all my ideas and at the ends the made me my dream wedding dress! After my great experience with my wedding dress Shahnaz made me another dress, one of my favourites dresses in my wardrobe! She was very honest and punctual. She even gave back all the fabric left over… I really recommend her to anyone for any occasion!“
“Shahnaz was amazing with completing alterations to my dress, made it very special for the big day and I couldn’t have been happier.
Great service and much more affordable prices in comparison with other bridal “in house” alterations shops.
“Hi Shahnaz, I would like to thankyou for your assistance and professional guidance in creating a much loved evening dress.
Your fabric selection and craftsmanship is impeccable. I look forward to seeing what you create for me next.
With much appreciation.”
“Thank you so much Shahnaz! You have amazing talent and you are a perfectionist.
I had urgent alterations done to my skirt as I was flying interstate. I was extremely happy with the quality.
Shahnaz explained in detail what she was going to do, was very accommodating with her beautiful smile and happy personality. My shirt was completed very quickly.
You are my Seamtress for life! I will be recommending you to everyone.”
“I am writing to recommend the services of Shahnaz from Black Caviar. She did a fantastic job creating my wedding outfit. I had a vision and she understood exactly what that was. Fittings were easily scheduled at various times. Shahnaz supplied the fabric and understood how to tweak the fittings to accomodate by figure. Her services is second to none, reasonsbly priced and very professional. Needless to say i was thrilled with my final outfit.
I am happy to recommend Shahnaz to others and look forward to gettimg another outfit from her soon.”
“Working with Shahnaz has been very professional she is a hard worker who brings your work to reality. I find that she works in a very fast pace environment her quality of work is none to another. I felt very safe in her work environment, Shahnaz has always proceeded external work efforts with my label. She understands your needs & completed by agreed dates & terms. I am very satisfied by her work effort and designs. Shahnaz is a very enjoyable colleague to work with, she understands your wants and needs to satisfy you to the best she can. For example there was no fittings involved with a customer who needed a blazer, Shahnaz only worked around measurements but did achieve the correct sizing for the customer. This is her work effort! She is amazing designer!”
“Black Caviar collections, is one of my favourite fashion designers. Shahnaz has great vision in her work and knows how to draw out energy and beauty with the right blend of colour. She is a talented fashion designer and is a very nice lady which reflects her hospitality when dealing with clients such as offering me beverages and an environment which is very warm and safe.”
“I have known Shahnaz for the last 3 years. I contacted her to fix my daughter’s wedding dress and party dress where she did exactly what we asked for, in which I then requested her to fix my dress as well. We were satisfied with her quality and timely completion of the job, along with her quick responses to changes and I can truely say that she is the best fashion designer I’ve met. Shahnaz is very easy and polite person to deal with, and her prices were reasonable, not to forget her lovely saffron tea she kindly offered.
A year later, I trusted her to do a similar job for the wedding dress of my second daughter and she once again did a great job. Even, on the wedding day, she came to my house to ensure all went as planned. We believe Shahnaz is a professional dress designer and will not hesitate to go back to her for any future dress alteration jobs.”
“Shahnaz is a creative designer and dressmaker. My lovely leather coat remains a stylish treat to wear 10 years after she made it for me. I am not surprised however, having seen the diverse array of styles and techniques Shahnaz can master. Her work is beautiful – fine, precise and complete. Shahnaz’s ability marries generations of family based craft knowledge and formal training in Fashion, with years of her own practical experience. I completely endorse Shahnaz and her talents in fashion and design.”
“I wanted to create a baby shower dress that was timeless and something that I can wear after I had the baby. Shanaz helped me choose the right fabric and designed something unique and put my vision to life. She was precise in her measurements and it only required 1 fitting. I am so happy with the dress and looking forward to creating more custom pieces for future events.”
Black Caviar Collections Founder & Head Creative Fashion Designer Shahnaz is fully qualified with a Bachelor of Fashion and an Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology from Box Hill Institute. She is also the Textile Institution Award Winner for Best Design Dress 2012.