Native beauty: Ginger & Smart look to the Australian landscape

Native beauty: Ginger & Smart look to the Australian landscape

Landscape and lace

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Fashion meets the iconic flora of the bush in this new range from the Sydney-based label

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.

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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

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