Grey Cloud Silk Sheath Dress
This classic sheath dress with button back closing is inspired by Australia's native flora and is made from silk uniquely printed fabric.
Detailed with a curved hem and french seams on the inside, this dress can be turned inside out to reveal a varied print bringing versatility to your wardrobe.
Detailed with a curved hem and french seams on the inside, ithis dress is incredibly flattering to all types of figures..
Fabric: 92% Silk 8% Elastane
Please note: the print placement on each garment will vary. This will give each printed garment a unique and individual look. Please consider this before placing your order.
This print has been adapted from a photograph by Ngali founder Denni Francisco of a Eucalyptus Gum on Dja Dja Wurrung Country (Kyneton). Ngali wishes to pay their respect to Dja Dja Wurrung elders and people, past, present and future, and humbly thank them for sharing their Country with us all.
The gum tree towers over our Australian landscape, sometimes up to 60 metres tall. The bark on many is mottled, while on some species the newly exposed smooth bark can be a brilliant orange or yellow, fadng to various shades of grey. The surface texture can become granular with age and offer up interesting and unique patterns.
Amongst other native plants, our people use the branches of gum trees for smoking ceremonies. We burn the branches to produce smoke, which has cleansing properties and the ability to ward off bad spirits from the people and the land and make a pathway for a brighter future. It is the unique characteristics of vaious gum trees that have inspired our photography and the translation of the brilliant patterns to create our unique fabric prints.
Ngali brings together a talented group of gifted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who showcase their artwork through the mediums of painting, photography and artistic creation. We translate that art into clothing using silk fabrics to create indigenous themed designer clothing through ethical fashion.
It is a good feeling for our customers to know that every purchase of a Ngali product helps a young person living in a remote Indigenous and aboriginal community to develop IT and literacy skills for enhanced learning and capacity building.You can find out more on B1G1