For Kowtow, ethical clothing does not simply mean more ethical supply chains, manufacturing, and labor conditions. Rather, such a commitment influences every aspect of the clothes that they make, including their designs. Against false notions of freedom, Kowtow embrace the restrictions of adhering to more ethical modes of design and production. The resulting garments are far from impeded, evincing anything from subtle elegance to structured grandiosity.
The Spring/Summer 2020/2021 collection from Kowtow takes inspiration from explorers and aviators such as Jeanne Baret, Bessie Coleman, Amelia Earhart, and Beryl Markham, among the first women to claim forms of mobility once restricted to men. Gosia Piatek’s label evokes these trailblazing figures through subtle shapes and details, as well as a seasonal colour palette drawn from the breathtaking natural wonders that these women were able to see with their own eyes, with deep blues, mahogany, olive, and marigold.
Constructed from crisp cotton poplin, the Kowtow Florence Dress is a relaxed-fit A-line dress featuring an all-over ‘Palette’ print. This dress also features thin shoulder straps, side seam pockets, and a low-cut back with a gathered elastic edge.
This piece is dyed with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) approved inks and dyes, and made in a transparent supply chain, with fair trade certified farmers and manufacturers from seed to garment. Made from 100% organic cotton.
Model is 175cm and wears size XS.
Level 1, 115 Queen St
Brisbane Q 4000
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