Janette has always had a keen interest in art, colour, beautiful fabrics and is motivated simply by the enjoyment of creation and the intrinsic knowledge that design was her calling.
Janette successfully completed Fashion Studies at GC TAFE whereupon she commenced a client based dress making business further developing her understanding of fabrics, pattern making and assembly while raising her daughter.
In 2013, Janette launched her Why Mary label showcasing her designs made from deconstructed vintage silk kimonos and has continued to grow the brand with seasonal collections of artistic unique style. Signature designs include photography or art as a medium for creating beautiful prints which compliment soft flowing resort and street wear.
In 2017, Janette was invited to show her current collection in Milan and has recently returned from showing her Spring/Summer 19 collection in New York. She is committed to providing exclusive, well-made women’s clothing with artistic style and sustainable innovation.