autark brings the flow and femininity to slow fashion
If you’ve been looking to dip your toe into the slow fashion pool, you may have noticed two things – the designs are generally minimalist, and the price point tends to be pretty steep. One brand breaking this mould is autark, an Adelaide-based label bringing a fresh take to the genre. Forget the basics – this is high fashion that doesn’t ditch the function.
Adelaide designer Sophia McMahon launched autark in 2016 with a two-fold purpose – to address the needs of modern women and to make a statement against the fast fashion industry. Sophia’s passionate advocacy for the slow fashion movement means that each autark garment is crafted locally, ethically and fairly from the finest materials – think silks, cottons, linens and an array of natural fibres. While stunning to look at, the garments still manage to retain their practicality – you won’t be tripping over obnoxious hems or contorting your body while eating to avoid getting food on your sleeves.
While a lot of slow-fashion labels have been focusing on going back to basics with scores of uncomplicated wardrobe staples (which is awesome and necessary), autark has taken a more bold approach. The innovative designs are intrinsically feminine but also retain a practicality, ensuring they will live comfortably in your wardrobe for years to come. The latest collection features flared jumpsuits, wide-leg pants, draping camisoles, culottes and more, with a creamy colour palette and large button detailing featuring throughout. Luxe ruffles, generous cuts and flowing silhouettes create a dreamy aesthetic.
If the thought of draping yourself in dreamy autark threads is appealing, you can shop the label’s full range through its online store.