About Martin J Sanders

Having worked in the fashion industry for more than thirty-six years with some iconic Australian brands, Martin Sanders has accumulated a wealth of knowledge which he now brings to his own brands: Zaliea, Jesse Harper, Layla Jones and Joshua James.

Each brand embodies a  philosophy of delivering special occasion garments in which a discerning customer will feel elegant, comfortable and sophisticated. Martin and the team achieve this through sourcing inspiration from across the globe to create products with contemporary styling, opulent fabrics and effortless fit. Garments produced for Martin’s brands are also majority produced in Australia to better support local business.
Martin J Sanders with models for his brands Zaliea, Layla Jones and Jesse Harper


Stylish contemporary beaded and evening wear for special occasions including school formals. Sizes range from 8 to 20.

Jesse Harper

Encapsulates garments thoughtfully designed for a wide variety of special occasions and mother of the bride, ranging from Sizes 8 to 20.

Layla Jones

Special occasion wear for plus size women seeking not only a flattering fit, but also elegant detailing and sophisticated design. Sizes range from 14 to 24.

Joshua James

Detailed and elegant plus size separates to wear for special occasions. Sizes range from 14 to 24.