When architecture and fashion come together, the result is simply magical. After all, the essentials of design elements are all there – structure, colour pallets, styling, and of course originality in concept.
That is exactly what can be found in the latest artistic collaboration between interior designer icon Lynda Gardener, and Melbourne’s independently owned and female-led slow fashion linen brand Eva’s Sunday.
The dynamic brand duo launched their collaboration this past month, showcasing a capsule collection set to turn heads, and very cleverly carry you through trans-seasonal dressing in the utmost style.
Interior decorator; stylist and hotelier Lynda Gardener serves as both muse and model for the collection. Just like this latest venture, her projects have become synonymous with her eclectic style, collector’s eye and desire to capture and create the unique. This latest fashion and architecture collaboration captures the vintage glamour Lynda is so famous for while retaining Eva’s Sunday signature linen detailing.
A creative project collaboration like this is not foreign to Lynda, who has been celebrated and recognized for consulting on a broad range of design and interior styling projects, for both commercial and residential clients, in Australia and abroad for over 30 years.
Her keen eye for style, design, elegance, and unique structure is encapsulated in this collection, from the deeply romantic look of the oversized bow and gathered sleeves seen in ‘The Harlow Top’ to the fully lined luxe Marguerite Skirt, which achieves the perfect drape in its structure.
“I have been a long-term client of Eva’s Sunday and after getting to know their founder Nic, they approached me with the idea of a capsule collection – which I jumped at immediately. I was so excited and still feel the same enormous energy every single time we launch a new range”.
“This collection is all about comfort and style, colours and textures that can be worn season after season and in any season of the year for that matter. It is all very timeless.” Lynda comments.
The Eva’s Sunday brand has a long and rich following of loyal customers that embrace quality, inclusivity, and sustainability.
The brand was established 8 years ago by Melbourne-based founder Nic MacIsaac who has established them as pioneers in the slow fashion industry. 50% of their collection is made locally in Melbourne and each piece is designed in-house at their Fitzroy head office. They are committed to quality and integrity at every stage of the process from initial design to customer service.
So, what makes the collection so special? The pieces are absolute show-stoppers!
The 12-piece collection pushes style details to new heights, with bold and rich colour palettes showcased in luxe fabrications, and elegance in all respects without sacrificing wearability. This collection is all in the fabric and structure; fuller skirts, wider pants, and exaggerated sleeves. Proportions are amplified up to create bold and dramatic statements, quintessential Lynda Gardener.
For Melbourne locals and visitors, the experience of the collection is amplified by the store’s location on Fitzroy’s most iconic Victorian-era heritage buildings from the 1880s. Featuring a lavish flower installation throughout the store from the windows, vintage furniture pieces are used throughout as shop fittings & props and the counter is from an old butter factory. The fitting room area chairs are reminiscent of thrones; opulent velvet-clad seats which are over 100 years old. Old European department store counters are dotted throughout.
Location: The stunning store is now open in the heart of Fitzroy on Brunswick Street in Melbourne, with the collection also available online to purchase – Eva’s Sunday + Lynda Gardener– EVA’S SUNDAY (evassunday.com.au)