Frequent collaborators with Australian artists, Verner collections are highly conceptual, often poking and prodding at perceived notions of Australianness via a nuanced interplay between surface appearance and structural design. Like flocks of Melburnians fleeing their homes after isolation for to amass on nature strips across the city, entitled "Exterior Motives" this new Verner collection (Holiday 20/21) is replete with vivid patterns, high-contrast photographic prints, and hand-drawn imagery alluding to a yearning for spiritual truths.
During a time in which we are looking for answers that traditional centres of authority cannot provide, tarot and astrology have been pivotal for many of us, in large part because—unlike those whose claims to authority are waning—such spiritual practices do not pretend to exhaustive explanation. This season, Verner pay homage to tarot with two short-sleeve shirts and two scarfs.
The Verner Square Scarf (The Star) reimagines the star tarot card in a large, colourful print across the face, which, according to The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, carries numerous divinatory associations, including "loss, theft, privation, abandonment; another reading says hope, bright prospects." Constructed from soft, light cotton poplin.
Made from 100% cotton.
Dimensions: 80 x 80cm.