ANDREA WARD is an Australian designer with an extensive background in product, accessories and garment design.
Melbourne’s iconic Block Arcade was built in 1893 and was designed to replicate the feel of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan Italy. Situated between Collins & Elizabeth streets in Melbourne, the Block’s richly decorated interior spaces, glass dome, wrought iron and magnificent hand laid mosaic floor is where Andrea Ward worked as a young fashion student and fell in love with the building. In 1997 Andrea and her husband Tim became long standing tenants of The Block Arcade specialising in Italian silk ties, scarves & premium shirts. The Block Collection silk scarves & accessories are designed in Melbourne and manufactured in Italy. Stepped in history The Block Arcade has become one of Melbourne’s must see tourist attractions and has been named number 4 in TripAdvisors Australia’s top 10 landmarks.
JEWELLERY is designed & assembled by Andrea & includes the expertise & knowledge of local Artisans.
Having spent months at a time living in her three countries of passion Italy, Thailand & Australia, she has discovered a love for creating scarves, jewellery & accessories as an art form, designing & producing exquisite & individual pieces.
Working with beautiful objects & treasures often discovered along the historical 'silk road' or finding pearls, gems, stones & semi precious components from around the world, is all the inspiration she needs to continue designing & creating such unique & truly beautiful pieces.