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.
Verner have said that the “Exterior Motives” collection was designed with the “imagined glow of a post-lockdown summer in mind, inspired by a desire for change and a yearning for freedom.” No single print in the collection expresses the intense yearning for movement and social contact more so than that of the “House in Sunshine” print. The House in Sunshine Kaftan combines this bright photographic print with the label’s primary pattern print for the season: strips of colour with contrasting abstract fractures throughout.
This square cut, long-sleeved shirt dress features a bright, all-over photographic collage print that brings together images of the sky, a welcome mat, soaring seagulls, a box of Turkish delight, a pedestal fan, a rose bush, the tiled roof of a house, and manicured hedges. Constructed from light cotton poplin, this kaftan dress also features a split level hem with side seam vents; collarless neckline with two-button closure; subtle contrast sleeves; and blue tie belt.
Made from 100% cotton.
Model is 172cm and wears size XS.
Level 1, 115 Queen St
Brisbane Q 4000
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