Gardenia Bull

Regular price $8,900.00 AUD
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Hand-embroidery flare sleeve coat dress with placement print
Limited edition of 20 pieces worldwide

  • Colour

    Oatmeal with placement print

  • Fabric

    Italian cotton bull drill
    Fabric is heavy-weight and sturdy; feels textured to the touch

  • Illustrated with

    Robyn Mayo's artwork, 'Gardenia with Aboriginal Basket,' is intricately mirrored to an almost psychedelic effect and perfectly positioned around the wearer's body through custom placement print. Passages from Mayo's book 'Vast', in which Mayo chronicles her experiences and learnings while travelling through the Australian outback, complete the piece, paying homage to Australia's cultural history, flora, fauna, and people. Artworks used under license.

    Roots and blossoms tangle and grow as the basket gains central focus: aptly placed on the pockets, it gains tridimensional depth through a cacophony of hand embroidery in dissonant techniques, ranging from fine metallic thread to thick cotton knots. Dense macrame tassels cascade down the hem, giving the garment movement and heft.

  • Details

    Classic fit and flare silhouette with ample bell sleeves, underarm cutout details, a sharply tailored bodice, and a full, exaggerated circle skirt, finished with a leaf-entwined heart shape positioned neatly on the centre back. This piece features an intricately custom-designed placement print matching across all seams. This piece is fully lined in lightweight Italian organic cotton bull drill with contrast cotton binds on inside seams for almost couture-level inside-out perfection. Heavy woollen feature embroidery features throughout, with hand-woven macrame fringing on the side skirt. A wide embroidered waist tie accentuates the shape. It is complete with inseam side pockets, a concealed front button fastening, and custom-designed horn buttons emblazoned with hanging thread detail hand-woven in Australia.

  • Made in

    Australia

Size
Ready to ship

Size and fit

Tailored style
Available in sizes 8 (fits 6-8) and 10 (fits 10-12)

Care

100% cotton bull drill sourced from a fabric and print specialist based in Como, Italy
Specialist dry clean only