Darwin and Unknown

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Reversible hand-embroidered gown
Limited edition of 50 pieces worldwide

  • Colour

    White with iridescent blue, green and red

  • Fabric

    Italian double silk satin

  • Illustrated with

    Artwork by Dutch taxidermy artists Darwin. Sinke & Van Tongeren used under licence. Licence details as follows:

    Photographic artwork by Darwin. Sinke & Van Tongeren.

    Dutch artists Darwin. Sinke and Van Tongeren are flamboyant taxidermists who work with museums and ethically acquire deceased animals to explore natural history's beauty, value and emotion. Juxtaposing the beautiful and the macabre, the reversible A-side of the 'Darwin and Unknown' gown features a fresh palate cleanser of white, where a macaw takes up centre stage. A quote by Charles Darwin is hidden in the hemline, almost as if written in invisible ink.

    On the reversible B-side, 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 discovery and the origins of the species.

  • Details

    Fully reversible gown with two inseam side pockets, box-sleeves and detailed all-over hand-embroidery including brand logo on the collar and edition number on centre front, near the hem. Narrow roulettes and thread loops provide alternative fastening options. Designed to be worn loose, or cinched and belted.

  • Made in

    Made in Australia
    Hand-embroidered by Chanakya artisans in India

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Size and fit

One size fits most
Wrap design
Loose and boxy fit through the body
Customise the silhouette with the matching belt
Closes with narrow roulette ties and thread loops provide alternative fastening options


100% Italian silk
Specialist dry clean only