When I started designing and gathering inspirations for the Autumn |16 Collection I was still wearing and absolutely loving the Amor Fati collection. I was wondering how to blend this next capsule with my previous collections - knowing and understanding that the way we dress is constantly changing and adapting. Autumn | 16 is about adding those special pieces to our wardrobes and updating them to get maximum value from what we buy and love for many seasons to come.
I wanted the Autumn/16 pieces to work seamlessly with my previous collections, while thinking about how we will wear the longer skirt lengths and the softer, more feminine shapes in shirting and dresses. My unique signature leaf print represents the changing of seasons, and is a traditional wax-resist batik print meticulously crafted by talented textile artisans in Gujarat, India. I collaborated with the makers to develop a sustainably-produced, limited edition batik print onto silk. The longline Rose Jacket is reminiscent of the winter rose garden that we know and love, and incorporates a divine combination of textures, colours and prints to take us into the cooler months.
The collection flowed into my thoughts from sketching through to sampling, and finally into our two boutique stores at the Brisbane Arcade and Emporium - it is the result of being creative and using my experience in understanding women's shapes and fashion over many years. I hope you enjoy wearing and loving these skillfully crafted pieces as much as I have passionately enjoyed bring them to life.