It’s been a busy year for Australian fashion industry linchpin Lover. They launched their flagship Sydney boutique in The Strand Arcade, then they churned out a concept collection re-envisioning 16 white lace dresses from their archives. They also delivered the ethereal goods for Spring/Summer 2013, a collection which included a particularly Lover-y Rosebud dress that sold out in Australia in one week.
Now the Rosebud dress has spawned three other dresses, two blouses, and a skirt in the shape of this exclusive capsule collection for Net-A-Porter. Designers Nic Briand and Susien Chong were approached by the luxury e-tailer to create a small collection based on the original dress. They said yes, as you do when you’re approached by an all-powerful force of fashion like Net-A-Porter, and came up with the aforementioned items in typical Lover guise.
The capsule sticks with the signature Lover colour palette of black, red, and cream, and each piece is made from that romantic French they do so well. There’s even a black version of the Rosebud that is pretty much identical, right down to the subtly padded shoulders.
This capsule follows the one Net-A-Porter did with Zimmermann last year, and makes it clear that Lover holds big sway outside of Australia. That also means it won’t stay “in stock” for long, so act swiftly if you happen to be looking for something both romantic and party-appropriate to wear on the 31st.