In its unique twist of the luxury and the sublime, COMMON HOURS collaborates with, and licenses from, artists, authors and musicians to bring the brand ethos to life; artworks, lyrics and prose feature in the garments, finding beauty in the unusual and the unexpected. Each piece is created with meticulous attention to detail, a celebration of fabric, artwork and artisanship resulting in considered, limited-edition pieces of the highest quality, each taking countless hours to create.

A transparent endeavour from beginning to end, from the origin of materials to acknowledging contributing artisans, lies at the heart of COMMON HOURS. No finished product is complete without great respect to the artisans (designers, printers, embroiderers, fabric houses) who come together to form each final piece.

The first Australian brand to do so, COMMON HOURS has also partnered with embroidery house Chanakya. The company have imparted its unique blend of tradition, know-how and modernity into the making of each COMMON HOURS garment, employing a level of craftsmanship usually reserved for haute couture and global fashion houses.

The Fan Dress in French Jacquard

Crafted from a lightweight bespoke crepe jacquard milled in France at Maison Bucol, this piece highlights a custom artwork designed exclusively for COMMON HOURS. Featuring interlocked female hands engulfed in cigarette smoke, the print has taken over 100 hours to create.

The Magic Dress

Illustrated with custom-designed resin buttons cast from a living man's hands, this hero piece from our third collection is designed with deep tucks and gathers to flatter every body shape - cinch in for the ultimate hourglass consequence.

The Basket

Artist Robyn Mayo's 'Gardenia with Aboriginal Basket' is intricately mirrored to an almost psychedelic effect in 'The Basket' coat dress, one of the hero pieces of our second collection.

A cacophony of hand-embroidery in dissonant techniques from fine metallic thread to thick cotton knots, as well as dense macrame tassels cascading down the hem perfectly showcase the crafstmanship of the Chanakya artisans that worked on this piece.

Custom cufflinks

Securing the straps of 'The Lurex Slip' dress from Collection II you will find tiny removable insect cufflinks, finished in plated yellow gold and colour-matched gradient powder coated bodies. An element of surprise, they can be used to adjust the strap lenght or taken from the dress to add a touch of CH to an everyday shirt.

Making of

Licensed song lyrics repeat over and over again in this semi-sheer, French silk cotton dress, currently in development for our third collection. More than eight days were required to hand-write the lyrics directly on to the pattern pieces, so that the writing perfectly envelops the body and gently curves along the extravagant hem circumference.

The Mosquito Underwear

Crafted from semi-sheer stretch mesh milled and embroidered in Paris, this matching underwear set features a plethora of hidden details which, true to the brand ethos, are a badge of dissent and provocation meanto only for the wearer - and a select few - to see. The embroidery features hand-drawn mosquitoes and tiny decorative blood drops - a mosquito bite mark - in red or blue, for those more royally inclined.

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