Sleeveless Shift Dress | Ship Print on Indigo
Our Sleeveless shift dress this season has a lengthened hem, as seen in our Hands On collection, with added deep split up on either side for more of a tunic feel. Still, with all of the elegance and ease of our cap sleeve dress, this sleeveless shift sits beautifully on those who want to elongate the figure, as the tunic is a straight up and down cut that lengthens and flows from its square shoulder cut, right down to the bottom hem. The sleeveless shift is also one of our fluid pieces in that it can be layered with our tailored or wide-leg pants on any gender and paired with a turtleneck and stockings in the cooler months, a belt, or cropped jacket for the effortlessly stylish look.
Pictured is the sleeveless shift in our ‘We Are Freo’ Collection White Ship Print on true Indigo, designed by local artist Sonia Beato. The bold placement of the ship on the bottom hem makes for a statement of nautical adornment, especially on our true Indigo Natural Dyed Khadi. Hand Block printed in Pushkar on our hand-spun, hand-woven khadi cotton for a breathable, natural feel. Its classic shape will make it the perfect dress to wear for a family summer lunch with your favourite cardigan, a work lunch teamed with a classic blazer or an after-work drink with a denim jacket.
Sonia Beato is a local independent ceramic artist who has a strong interest in the beauty of rocks and the work of Gustav Klimt. The Ship design represents the diversity and vibrancy of migrant workers in Fremantle and tells the story of Sonia’s connection to the heritage of her home in North Fremantle. The Ship sketch was on the original plaster ceiling in her family’s living room, as the original owner was a sea captain married to an Anglo-Indian woman. The sketch was that of a Portuguese Caravel ship, which is where Sonia is originally from. The symbolism of the ship has such significance in Sonia’s life, that she has mosaiced a ship on the front step of her home. As always, our garments are designed in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Made ethically from 100% hand-loomed Khadi Cotton in Pushkar, India by The Stitching Project. Designs are hand carved onto wooden blocks. Then Pawan, our block printer at The Stitching Project places each block onto the ink board. This process is repeated a hundred times over with amazing precision and experience to create the perfect patterns. All of our dyes are Global Organic Textile Standards (G.O.T.S) Certified, and our fabric and processes are Craftmark Certified. Each of our Garments is proudly signed by every craftsperson who has had a hand in making it.