Darwin and Unknown

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Description

Numbered, limited-edition reversible gown in Italian silk.


Reversible A-side

A fanciful flight of feathers, this reversible COMMON HOURS robe was created in collaboration with Dutch artists Darwin. Sinke & Van Tongeren, flamboyant taxidermists who, as well as working along with museums, ethically acquire deceased animals, exploring the beauty, value and emotion of natural history. In a juxtaposition of the beautiful and the macabre, the A-side features a fresh palate cleanser of white, where a macaw takes up centre stage; its tail feather disappears up and behind the neck of the robe, to re-appear magnified on the B-side. Delicate hand-embroidery highlights the bird's face, while a quote by Charles Darwin is hidden in the hemline, almost if written in invisible ink - for your eyes only. Please click the B-SIDE tab above for a description of the reverse of this robe.

Reversible B-side

The B-side sees feathers shine in iridescent colours, extravagantly blown-up to magnificent proportions. Embroidery in silver gunmetal tread with artworks, phrases and words inspired by Charles Darwin tell stories of the spirit of discovery and the origins of the species.neck offer each piece as a blank slate, ready for interpretation – sometimes with meaningful, tattoo-like motifs, others with lyrics, poetry or prose. Imbued by a sense of time and memory, each design takes a cue from the ordinary and the extraordinary; designed for the common hours.

Artwork

Motifs designed in-house and artwork by Dutch taxidermy artists Darwin. Sinke & Van Tongeren. Licence details as follows:

Photographic artwork by Darwin. Sinke & Van Tongeren.
@finetaxidermy

Fabric

100% Italian silk

Details

Made in Australia
Hand-embroidered by Chanakya artisans in India

Fully reversible
White and iridescent colours (peacock blue, green, purple and red)
Two side pockets inserted on the seams
Brand logo hand-embroidered on collar
Edition number hand-embroidered on centre front, near the hem
Designed to be worn loose, or cinched at the waist and belted
One size fits most
Specialist dry clean only

The collaboration

A fanciful flight of feathers, this reversible robe was created in collaboration with Dutch artists Darwin. Sinke & Van Tongeren, flamboyant taxidermists who, as well as working along with museums, ethically acquire deceased animals, exploring the beauty, value and emotion of natural history.

The artwork

In a juxtaposition of the beautiful and the macabre, the A-side of the robe features a fresh palate cleanser of white, where a macaw takes up centre stage; its tail feather disappears up and behind the neck of the robe, to re-appear magnified on the B-side. Delicate hand-embroidery highlights the bird's face, while a quote by Charles Darwin is hidden in the hemline, almost if written in invisible ink - for your eyes only.

Luxury garments designed for the common hours.