A model, a dancer, a traveler and a mother, the rich life tapestry of Gold Coast-based fashion designer Tania Smith is woven into KQ’s designs. Tania began her life in fashion at age 14 as a Sydney-based model before moving to Europe at age 16 to further pursue her modeling career. Within a week of arriving in Zurich, Tania was wowing audiences on the runways with her exotic fusion of Caucasian, Oriental and Polynesian looks.
Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s Tania modeled clothing for top European labels including Jean Franco Ferre, Chanel, Dior, Moschino and Gaultier. Incredibly, she managed simultaneously to break into the world of professional dancing which led to her touring with MC Hammer, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross and C&C Music Factory, while also performing live at the annual MTV Music Awards in Los Angeles.
Today, Tania blends her time between her home on the Gold Coast with her husband and son and India where she oversees the creation of her KQ range, a range that mirrors the excitement of Tania’s life experiences to date.