Au naturel in ruffles and bows
THE spring summer 2016 collection from Morrison delivers relaxed silhouettes, incorporating focus on detailing and luxurious natural fabrics.
A muted botanical print, the Mariposa, was hand painted after being drawn in-house and features on washed silk sateen dresses and lightweight cotton skirts. Bolder tropical prints have been developed on luxe Japanese paper-feel cotton in shades of charcoal, khaki and pale gray, in feminine styles.
Morrison founder and director Kylie Radford said the brand had taken a new direction this season.
“Typically I like my collections to have more of an androgynous feel,” Radford said.
“I usually wear Morrison silk dresses with boots or flats so this collection was a bit of departure for me. “I felt drawn to more feminine styling and prints.” This can be seen in accents such as floor skimming ruffles and large hand-tied bows. Heavier cottons create volume with tunic dresses styled over cropped trousers and maxi dresses that can be worn full skirted or belted to create more shape.
The hero piece of the collection, a high neck, ruffled maxi dress available in both classic black and a deep burgundy marsala, is Radford’s choice for the season. Morrison is available at Myer, Claremont Quarter and selected retailers.