The Mini

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Crafted from four panels of the finest silk duchess, this versatile piece crosses the line between dress or outerwear, depending on the wearer’s mood. As an abstract, magnified flower print radiates toward the hemline, so does all-over embroidery in tonal threads, highlighting fine details from the image itself. The mirrored placement print is designed for a trompe-l’oeil effect, creating the illusion of colours cradling the body while suspended petals fall just off the shoulder.

In a playful game of proportion and dissent, the dramatic fluted sleeves are attached to the full skirt - open your arms wide for a semi-circle effect and to add a flash of abbreviated hemline. The piece is complete with a matching belt to adjust the silhouette. A perfect display of collaboration and craftsmanship, the garment showcases purposefully commissioned artwork, where photographs by Georges Antoni are reimagined and manipulated by the C.H. team, showcasing the hand-embroidery skill of Chanakya artisans and the colour work of print specialists in Como, Italy.  


100% duchess silk sourced from a Como based fabric and print specialist who have realised iconic prints for Dries Van Noten, Versace and Alexander McQueen.


Luxurious Italian silk duchess
Custom-designed placement print matching across all seams
Mini cape dress with loosely fitted upper and exaggerated circular hemline
Intricate gradated hand-embroidery with black embroidered tufts
Flared sleeves with wide hem facing connecting to the body of the garment
Fully lined in Italian silk
Wide printed waist tie to accentuate shape
Narrow roulette and hand-embroidered thread loops for alternate fastening options
Centre front thread covered hook and eye closure

The artwork

Captured by photographer Georges Antoni and further manipulated by the in-house team, the blooms mirror across the body, creating a cocooning effect that is ripe with drama and verve.

Our fabrics

Made in Australia, 'The Mini' was crafted from silk duchess sourced from a fabric and print specialist based in Como, Italy, who have realised iconic prints for several luxury houses.

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