Au na­turel in ruffles and bows

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fashion -

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.

With Des­mond Eddy

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