The culmination of over two decades of experimentation and refinement of form, texture, composition and colour. Founding Director Virginia Rouse has for decades travelled the world in search for continuous inspiration - reinterpreting unique global fashion and making it accessible to the modern woman.
Originally introduced to the art of shibori in the 1970's, Virginia has evolved this ancient Japanese craft and alchemically blended it with modern construction techniques - creating distinctive, timeless, silhouettes. Alquema's modern woman crosses continents and cultures, on a journey of self-discovery and self-expression to find her own individual style.
Alquema is proudly Australia owned and operated. and partners with select boutique retailers world wide - our footprint extends from Australia to the USA, UK, France, Spain, Norway & New Zealand.