My Country 2 Sheath Silk Dress
This classic silk dress with button back closing is inspired by Aboriginal artwork of Gija Man Lindsay Malay is uniquely printed on silk. Detailed with a straight hem and french seams on the inside, this is the perfect summer dress for not only formal occasions but also becomes the best travel outfit. team it with a hat and scarf and look best dressed on your trip!
Fabric: 92% Silk, 8% Elastane
Inspired by Lindsay Malay's My Country Artwork
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 translate artwork of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists into clothing to make Indigenous designed silk dresses, silk scarves and tops & pants by bringing together talented Aboriginal Artists who highlight their masterpieces through painting and photography.