Silk charmeuse coat with digital print
This coat is designed by Kim Fraser and Deborah Crowe of label Fraser Crowe. It formed the main garment in their assemblage of garments and objects that responded to artist June Black's metaphorical costume, 'Costume for adventures into chaos', for the New Zealand Fashion Museum exhibition, Intellectual Fashion Show 2016. The ensemble responds to the sense of being surrounded by accelerated change; welcoming the adventures change can create, and noticing the risks. This print, developed from an artwork by Deborah, proposes both camouflage and a motif of a place where beauty and toxicity are neighbours; a composite arrangement cluttered with residue from human occupation.