Since 2012 VERNER has stood as one of Australia's most intelligent and irreverent women's wear labels. Experimenting with design and shape, the garments play on gender, wear ability, and function. A VERNER piece does more than move from day-to-night, but infused with a sense of creative originality often is created to be worn in different ways on the body. They blend notions of leisure and day wear, asking the wearer to reconsider how they dress: sleepwear is re-imagined in chic all day separates, and classics are reborn as tomboy accessories.
Like the best people, VERNER designs wear their intelligence well and never announce their intentions too loudly. From afar their style is uncountable, but upon closer inspection they continue to reveal themselves. Thoughtful details are discovered after several wears and don't disappoint. Although always highly considered, the focus remains on creating effortless easy to wear clothes that reference the Australian lifestyle with a graceful flippancy.
While some associate antipodean style with dusty figures of last century, a VERNER girl is unflinchingly modern and always looking forward.
VERNER believes clothing can convey a train of thought as well as style. As each seasons' pieces reflect our own sartorial desires, they also spin a larger story of our past and future. They are self aware of the Australian luxury we know, punctuated with easy elegance and wide blue skies, but also explore the sides of our personality we don’t lend to postcards. A part of ourselves that is often unspoken but never forgot, one we carry in our voices and actions.
They address what influences our tastes and choices. The designs don't allow the wearer to believe whole-heartedly in the stale presentation of Australiana, but rather push them to define their own national identity that is inclusive and complex. One that sees Australia today as a multifaceted and cultural society where inspiration sourced on a city block can flow from around the world.
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|Victoria||Craft Victoria||Watson Place, Melbourne, 3000, +61 3 9650 7775|
|Monk House Design Brunswick||102 Lygon Street, Brunswick East, 3057 +61 3 9381 1191|
|Monk House Design CBD||4 Driver Lane, Melbourne, 3000 +61 3 9654 2531|
|Shifting Worlds||Level 1, 187-193 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, 3000 +61 3 9600 0459|
|Somebuddy Loves You||193 Smith Street, Fitzroy, 3065 +61 3 9415 7066|
|New South Wales||Camroux & Sons||
Shop 3, 60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill, 2130 +61 2 9798 6941
|Queensland||V&M Boutique||Shop 33, Emporium, 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, 4006|
|New Zealand||Good As Gold Auckland||86 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, 1011 +64 9 376 4653|
|Good As Gold Wellington||120 Victoria Street, Wellington City, 6011 +64 4 381 4653|
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NOT-A-SHOP x LLOYD-MST
This project presents a collaboration between award-winning Gunditjmara and Torres Strait Islander artist Lisa Waup, Melbourne based fashion designer Ingrid Verner and Craft Victoria to create a collection of garments and accessories.
At its core, this collection represents collaboration, respect and connection. The connection to country, the connection to family and the connections between all of us. Four original works by Waup – Homeward Boundaries, Land Mapping, Family Circles and Protection were drawn upon to build the series, drawing from a strong tradition and language of symbols and linking the immediacy of their visual narratives to each piece through print but also extending to the shape and interaction of each piece on the body.
‘We are joined through paths that connect and circles that surround and protect. Protective elements detailed in defragmented wooden shields translate to the garments and the body, representing the pinnacle of protection. Protecting the history and story of family from the past to now and to the future to come’ – Lisa Waup
The colour palette of the collection is drawn in combination from Waup’s monochromatic line work and her desire to reference the reds and greens of the Australian landscape.
Remnants from the fabrication of the collection have used by Waup to create a connected series of woven neckpieces, translating the softness of the garments and their bold prints into layered works that reflect on the linking of the body and adornment and issues of sustainability.
With the significance of family to this series – Craft invited Lisa’s daughter, artist and musician Kaiit Waup to create a series of earrings to compliment the designs. Made from hand shaped silver wire, shells and seeds; the work references Kaiit’s connection to her PNG, Torres Strait Islander and Gunditjmara heritage.