Silks printed with wild spider orchids, ghost gums and banksia leaves; laces crafted in the image of wattle, seed pods and desert rose; and the geometric elements of outlines of smooth, rolling sand hills, for their new collection, Ginger & Smart have looked to the raw and often unpredictable Australian landscape as their muse.
First seen at MBFWA earlier in the year and entitled Latitude, the collection conceptually draws from the lines, shapes and sensibilities of our outback backyard - from the sharp and dangerous rock formations, to the curves of the coastlines and even the delicate, unexpected beauty that thrives in no man's land. Mixing a sense of strength and fragility, the collection sees the Sydney-based duo combine loose silhouettes, fluid silks, grounding drop-waists and beautiful prints, resulting in a collection that, though highly conceptual and contemporary, just feels like home.
Here, designers Alexandra and Genevieve Smart share the imagery that inspired the range, now available from gingerandsmart.com
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