The Aussie design duo behind Aje partner collaborate with Aboriginal artist Minnie Pwerle to beautiful effect

Considering the genesis of the collection and the nature of the inspiration, the Art Gallery of New South Wales was an inspired setting for last night's Aje Resort 2018 presentation in Sydney, just ahead of the upcoming Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. Emerging from the cavernous darkness of the 19th Century Art room came a sophisticated assembly of looks from one of Australia's best-loved homegrown brands.

Pieces and prints were inspired by the work of indigenous artist Minnie Pwerle in a collaboration between Edwina Robinson and Adrian Norris of Aje who selected three works from the Pwerle archive. Working with  the artist's grandson and great-granddaughter, Fred and Jade Torres through the Pwerle Gallery, Robinson and Norris paid homage to the works by way of digital prints throughout the collection and a short fashion film that was shot in the Alice Springs area where the artist practised.

Click through the gallery for Buro's picks from the collection and for more, read Buro's interview with co-founder Edwina Robinson.

Buro's favourite looks from last night's inspired Aje runway