Fashion Find: Mirka Mora X Gorman
Oh my giddy aunt, Gorman has gone and collaborated with legendary Australian artist Mirka Mora and the result is heart-palpitating good.
I had a close look at the new Mirka Mora X Gorman collection on Friday, and I was mesmerised by how beautifully Mora’s art has transferred into ultra-wearable garments.
Pictured above: Mirka Mora wears Mirka dreaming sheer dress.
The French-born Australian artist was a prominent member of the mid-century art scene in Melbourne, and her European background was highly influential on the burgeoning city, contributing to the city’s growing art and food scene.
As many readers from my Wee Birdy days will know, I’m rather fond of birds, and happily for me, Mora is too. In fact, birds and all manner of whimsical creatures and children are recurring motifs in her bright and bold art, which spans all manner of media including drawing, painting, embroidery, soft sculpture, mosaics and doll-making.
I’ve got my eye on the Mirka dreaming skirt, which comes in a lush silk-cotton fabric and looks particularly fabulous worn high on the waist teamed with a cropped top. It’s only available in limited-sizes in-store, but I did spot a size 14.
Oh, and remember my big whinge about the absence of sizes above 14, making Gorman virtually unwearable for larger ladies? Well, a wee birdy told me that Gorman is considering larger sizes. Don’t quote me on that, and I don’t know if that’s limited to extending the range to include size 16, but I’m feeling optimistic. I only hope that the new cuts will allow for women with bigger busts, but I might be pushing my luck.
The Mirka Mora X Gorman collection is available online and in store now.
Photography courtesy of Gorman.