Sarah-Jane Clarke—among the most recognisable figures in Australian fashion—has unveiled a very new project: a thoughtful, ethically-crafted luxury lifestyle line designed for those who wander. Developed following a three-year sabbatical, in which the designer criss-crossed continents, traversing remote villages and dizzying, skyscraper-packed cities, the debut SARAH-JANE CLARKE collection (Resort 2019) abounds in travel-easy fabrics: luxurious Italian linens and cottons of soft ivory, fresh white, faded mulberry and zookeeper khaki. It will be available in full online.

The result is a ‘Made for Travel’ capsule range with a minimal footprint—slow fashion for thoughtful travellers. Think super-feminine one shoulder tops and airy, floor-skimming skirts the colour of clay earthenware, crisp jackets come beach throw-overs with sleeves that puff at the elbow, slouchy white trousers and prints covered in climbing flowers. Voluminous dresses in pared-back shades are popped with grosgrain ribbon belts.

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“The collection was not inspired by one place in particular, but rather a way of life,” says Clarke. “It’s for the woman who isn’t tethered to one place, but is always about to leave for some far-flung destination—who wants to look stylish wherever she is, and is very conscious about how and where her clothes are made.”