Central to the COMMON HOURS proposition is a collaboration with artists and artisans, propelling the garments into different heights and exposing both the brand and its clients with diverse savoir-faire and points of view. COMMON HOURS collaborates with renowned photographers, fine artists, literary artists, visual artists, and musicians to create select pieces within every collection. For further details, please see licensing information below.

The brand's thematic message revolves around select hero pieces imbued with layers of meaning and personal significance to founder Amber Symond. COMMON HOURS has secured artwork licenses from artists and musicians to expand on the brand's storytelling. Poetry, prose, lyrics, artworks and music feature on the garments, finding beauty in the unexpected.

The Lyric Dress

Selected lyrics from 'Pictures of You', most famously performed by The Cure, were licensed for the 'The Lyric Dress' in silk cotton, for a limited-edition of 50 pieces worldwide. Licence details as follows:

'Pictures of You'
Written by Robert Smith/Simon Gallup/Porl Thompson/Boris Williams/Roger O'Donnell/


Laurence Tolhurst © Fiction Songs Ltd/Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Reprinted with permission.

The Basket

Robyn Mayo, artist / 'Gardenia with Aboriginal Basket' and literary work from the book 'Vast', as written by the artist. Featured in 'The Basket' tailored coat dress. Licence details as follows:

'Gardenia with Aboriginal Basket' by Robyn Mayo. User under licence.
Literary work entitled 'Vast', as written by the Artist.

The Basket Underwear

Robyn Mayo, artist / 'Gardenia with Aboriginal Basket' and literary work from the book 'Vast', as written by the artist. Featured in 'The Basket Underwear' set. Licence details as follows:

'Gardenia with Aboriginal Basket' by Robyn Mayo. User under licence.
Literary work entitled 'Vast', as written by the Artist.

The Gardenia Robe

Robyn Mayo, artist / 'Gardenia with Aboriginal Basket' and literary work from the book 'Vast', as written by the artist. Featured in 'The Gardenia Robe' dress. Licence details as follows:

'Gardenia with Aboriginal Basket' by Robyn Mayo. User under licence.
Literary work entitled 'Vast', as written by the Artist.

The Gardenia Top

Robyn Mayo, artist / 'Gardenia with Aboriginal Basket' and literary work from the book 'Vast', as written by the artist. Featured in 'The Gardenia Top'. Licence details as follows:

'Gardenia with Aboriginal Basket' by Robyn Mayo. User under licence. Literary work entitled 'Vast', as written by the Artist.

The Floral Slips

Georges Antoni, photographer / 'Flowers'
Featured in 'The Floral Slip' dresses. Licence details as follows:

Photographic artwork by Georges Antoni. Used under license.

The X-Ray Floral

Georges Antoni, photographer / 'Flowers'
Featured in 'The X-Ray Floral' cape dresses. Licence details as follows:

Photographic artwork by Georges Antoni. Used under license.

The Mini

Georges Antoni, photographer / 'Flowers'
Featured in 'The Mini' jacket dress. Licence details as follows:

Photographic artwork by Georges Antoni. Used under license.

Stars and Moon

Mark Knopfler, musician / Selected lyrics from 'Romeo and Juliet',
(most famously performed by Dire Straits). Featured in the ‘Stars and Moon’ robe. Licence details as follows:

'Romeo and Juliet'
Written by Mark Knopfler
© Straitjacket Songs Ltd / Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd.
All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Reprinted with permission.

Bees and Honey

James Reid and William Reid, musicians / Selected lyrics from 'Just Like Honey',
(most famously performed by The Jesus and Mary Chain). Featured in the 'Bees and Honey' robe. Licence details as follows:

'Just Like Honey'
Words and music by James Reid and William Reid
© Copyright Plastic Eye Ltd and JAMC Productions Inc.
All rights administered in Australia & New Zealand by Native Tongue Music Publishing Pty Ltd. All print rights for Native Tongue Music Publishing Pty Ltd administered in Australia and New Zealand by Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd ABN 13 085 333 713 www.halleonard.com.au | Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorised Reproduction is Illegal.

Music and Dance

Paul Colin, artist / 'Josephine Baker and La Revue Nègre'
Featured in the 'Music and Dance' robe. Licence details as follows:

'Josephine Baker and La Revue Nègre' © Paul Colin
Licensed by Copyright Agency

Crimson and Claret

Derek Henderson, photograher / 'Peonies #1'
Featured in the 'Crimson and Claret' robe. Licence details as follows:

Photographic artwork by Derek Henderson. Used under licence.

Darwin and Unknown

Darwin. Sinke & Van Tongeren, taxidermy artists / 'Unknown Poses'
Featured in the 'Darwin and Unknown' robe. Licence details as follows:

Photographic artwork by Darwin. Sinke & van Tongeren / @finetaxidermy

Limited-edition, luxury garments designed for the common hours.