Since starting in 2012 VERNER has stood as one of Australia's most irreverent women's wear labels. Experimenting with design and shape, the garments play on gender, wearability and function. Ingrid Verner, previously from Melbourne label TV is known locally for using her designs to comment on social and cultural issues. Verner’s latest offering ‘Game Change’ for AW16 is no exception.
A reflection on Australian suburbia and cultural identity, Verner assesses the health and fitness movement and it’s growing prominence in fashion outside of active wear. “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants” – Karl Lagergeld. Classic tracksuit shapes and tactile fabrics are the hero throughout the collection, rooted in an ideology of luxury and comfort. Unbrushed fleece and soft, breathable jerseys in a neutral palette.
VERNER - Game Changer Mix tape