For Kowtow, ethical clothing does not simply mean more ethical supply chains, manufacturing, and labour 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.
In their latest collection, the New Zealand label harness the power of block colours with floral patterns complementing the season’s lively palette. The label’s renowned knits take pride of place in this collection, adding texture and depth. Elsewhere, frills, stripes, and quilting add focal details to understated outerwear pieces and shirts that subtly adjust established shapes.
The Kowtow Origami Dress cuts a bold silhouette, with wide short-sleeves and an a-line shape that can be brought in at the waist with a removable, woven belt. Crafted from a mid-weight organic cotton jersey, this dress offers a breathable option for cool autumn days. Here in the black colourway, the Origami Dress also features a wide ribbed neckline and Kowtow’s signature twisted side seams.
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.
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Brisbane Q 4000
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