Frequent collaborators with Australian artists, Verner collections are highly conceptual, often poking and prodding at perceived notions of Australianness via a nuanced interplay between surface appearance and structural design. Like flocks of Melburnians fleeing their homes after isolation for to amass on nature strips across the city, entitled “Exterior Motives” this new Verner collection (Holiday 20/21) is replete with vivid patterns, high-contrast photographic prints, and hand-drawn imagery alluding to a yearning for spiritual truths.
The “Stripe Lining” print—Verner’s primary pattern for the “Exterior Motives” collection—evinces the label’s affection for enhancing simple patterns with bold colour contrast and panelling. Though camouflage-inspired, the “Stripe Lining” pattern does anything but blend in; the Verner Bike shorts puts the pattern on full display in all of its panelled, multicolour glory. Constructed from a stretchy cotton-spandex blend, these bike shorts also feature red contrast stitching.
Made from 95% cotton, 5% spandex.
Model is 172cm and wears size XS.
Level 1, 115 Queen St
Brisbane Q 4000
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