In spite of the differences concerning the two, manner and art go hand in hand. Acutely knowledgeable of this is Australian trend label, Critique. The enduring brand is recognised for their vintage-encouraged silhouettes and playful designs, but in latest years they’ve attained into the environment of artwork to bring a new imaginative aptitude to their types.
Pretty much a yr ago, the manufacturer approached me and The Style Files to help with a new collaboration that would incorporate artwork and trend in a meaningful way. And it was a pleasure for me to curate their brand’s most current artist collaboration collection at the rear of their confined-edition summertime capsule!
Motivated by Review’s female and floral aesthetic, we sought out a trio of uniquely talented female artists that could mirror the two the themes of the brand name and the spirit of the Australian modern art scene.
Melbourne-primarily based artist Elizabeth Barnett was 1 of the first strategies we came up with, and genuinely set the tone for the collaboration. For us, Elizabeth’s operate is these types of a amazing case in point of up to date botanical portray, and her do the job is imbued with such pleasure and vibrancy. Sam Michelle is a different unbelievably talented, local painter who we arrived at out to for the vary, drawn to her hyper-in depth depictions of flowers and plants and her use of line and variety.
To spherical out the collaboration, we also enlisted the inspiring sisters guiding Cungelella Art, based mostly in Mount Isa/Kalkadoon nation in central Queensland! Glenda McCulloch, Cheryl Perez, Juanita Doyle and Dale Bruce bought their bold however feminine color palettes to the stunning assortment. The proud Kalkadoon gals really stand for a new way in aboriginal art, weaving jointly regular motifs and present-day colours encouraged by their incredible pure surrounds, in a type that is entirely their very own.
Review’s Common Supervisor, Clare Hurley, and her intelligent structure workforce then painstakingly remodeled the artist’s unique will work into textiles – with wonderful respect for the richness, colour and depth of the primary paintings.
The resulting collection sees their have special interpretations of exotic botanicals, stunning gardens, and Australia’s breathtakingly wonderful landscape splashed on attire, playsuits, skirts, tops, and components in Review’s common silhouettes and new types.
It is a fantastically contemporary and various selection of wearable Australian art, made for girls by females!
Look at the movie previously mentioned to see how the interesting selection came to existence!