Anthea Van Kopplen

Anthea Van Kopplen

Designer, business owner

Currently employed at Envelope vk


Previous: RMIT University, University Of New England



    Anthea Van Kopplen Ontological Designer As a researcher and practicing designer my passion for sustainability within the fashion industry and the community has led me to look for ways to stimulate public awareness on the subject of sustainability and to make pathways for designers to get involved. I completed my doctorate by project in 2014@RMIT, School of Architecture and Design. My PhD interpreted the teleological of sustainable design, designer behaviour and fashion. Recognising design language and design activity is directly correlated to the effectiveness of sustainable designs in the marketplace. My personal design practice resides within ENVELOPE, a fashion business inspired by Australian artisans and their practice. Past projects include the SupermodernGorgeous! Exhibition; lectures and presentations including BTTV (Better Than TV); IndiEnvelope, a partnership with print-maker Nadia-Maini-Craig, Signal and the City of Melbourne; The First Show at Pin-Up with Fleur Watson and Martin Hook; a PhD; the Slow Fashion Studio, in collaboration with RMIT, School of Architecture and Design and Swedish retailer, Swensk ('Slow Fashion for Interesting people') with Mats Ekstrom and Jane Matthews, an experimental S/S Trans-seasonal MINI Collection 2012 and final doctoral presentation and exhibition, Design Hub, RMIT, October 2014. ENVELOPE is a proud advocator of design and purpose, conscientiously applying three core design principles: Longevity, Creativity and Zero Waste to everything it does. Making our world a better place.




At Envelope vk

From February 2001 to Present

RMIT University, Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, PhD, RMIT University

From February 1994 to March 2015
Sustainable Design, Fashion design, Design Theory, Design Studio, Design Workshops


  • Design
  • Lecturing
  • Marketing
  • Prototype
  • Research
  • Teaching

Centres d'intérêt

  • 50's cinema
  • O/S travelling
  • Running is my favourite form of exercise next to bush walking. Other interests include
  • architecture and indi music
  • driving through the Australian countryside
  • food
  • landscape architecture
  • wine