From AW14, WhiteWash is Verners collection references easy yet though fully constructed pieces, appreciating Australian kitsch iconography. The collection explores the history of black memorabilia and the ‘white Australia policy’, which was finally dismantled in 1973. White Wash also references the “the use of paint, lime and chalk as a cheap coating used to give a clean uniform appearance.” She also speaks of the idea of white wash as “a metaphor for glossing over or the covering up vices, crimes or scandals.”
But the fabric details are where things really get interesting. Off-whites and greys suggest “white” is more complex than it may first seem, and textural details like quilting, ribboning and puffy dots add a further element of diversity. Verner was also inspired by the work of Aboriginal artist Destiny Deacon, who made heavy use of Australian kitsch iconography, black memorabilia and dolls.
set comes with a basic short sleeve tee and skirt.
Skirt is midi length, with wrap around sleeves attached, and worn around the waist.
Size S, fits AU8/10.