#LMFF This is Bento: banker-turned-fashion-designer

Dear BusiChicizens, we close this week with a banker who quit the corporate race to pursue her dreams of becoming a fashion designer! We have been following Sam Hardman’s journey via her blog; worth a read for anyone in need of dream inspiration…

Sam Hardman, banker-turned-fashion-designer

BusiChic loves Bento ~ Sam’s made-in-Melbourne and ethically-crafted range of beautifully tailored and classic pieces. We believe that Bento can be worn in the bureau and then easily modified by way of accessories to make appropriate for just about any event. The perfect canvas to project your style upon whether that’s 9 to 5 workwear – or voilà – after 5pm ensemble!  So versatile and very clever. We congratulate Sam on her first collection and look forward to tonight’s LMFF Meet the Designer event at The Dressing Room in Melbourne’s iconic GPO building. Click here for more Bento.

We love Sam's natural and elegant style; perfectly polished for seamless transition between workplace and post-work functions.

Love the back detail on this great peplum accessory that keeps Sam's ensemble polished.

This classic vintage evening bag is one of the key accessories which makes Sam's ensemble after-work appropriate.

We photographed Sam at the Spirit of the Black dress gala; tune into BusiChic over the weekend for more on this really wonderful intiative which showcases the sustainable fashion work of emerging designers. Happy Friday!


  1. Is that what it’s called! Thanks to Cecylia, I can say I love the peplum too. Very elegant. Looking forward to checking out Sam’s collection.

  2. Adore her peplum. Have a great time tonight ladies!

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