Common Ground Silk Dress

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 Product Description:

This Long Sleeve silk dress is THE dress for summer. 

Light and easy on the body with an elasticated sleeve hem, this dress is not only incredibly versatile, moving from a smart casual look to a dressy look by just adding our silk scarf! The dress is cut with raglan sleeves that fit the torso beautifully and its unique print will be sure to catch the eye.

Colour: Yellow/Brown

Fabric: 92% Silk 8% Elastane

Inspired by Lindsay Malay's Common Ground Artwork

Common Ground Artwork © Lindsay Malay

Product Story:

Ngali brings together a skilled group of gifted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who showcase their artwork through painting, photography and artistic creation. We translate that art into clothing using silk fabrics to create aboriginal designed clothing.

Gija man, Lindsay Malay works from the Warmun Art Centre, located 200kms outside of Kunnannura in the Kimberley, Western Australia. Warmun is renowned for its artists' use of natural ochre and pigments to denote a contemporary expression of Country and culture and its reputation is felt both nationally and internationally due to the calibre of highly successful artists in the community. 

Lindsay's work is vibrant and transfixing, telling the story of Warlawoon, the Country he inherited from his Grandfather and of which his family regained traditional ownership of in 2010.

Lindsay and Melbourne based Wiradjuri woman, Denni Francisco, founder and designer of fashion label Ngali, have collaborated to translate Lindsay's art into textile designs. This exciting collaboration was established through a shared vision of celebration culture, showcasing Aboriginal centred design and instigating mutually beneficial partnerships across the country between cross-sector Aboriginal businesses.

Ngali joins talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists who highlight their masterpiece through painting and photography. We translate their artwork into Aboriginal design clothing to make Indigenous themed silk dresses, silk scarves and tops & pants.