Inspired by Princess Grace who was courted by the noble dandy gentleman, the collection was titled ‘Courtly Love’.
Garner shows you can achieve luxurious glamour whilst using all sustainable material.
Strapless long evening gowns in a colour palette of black and white in peace silk brought simple sophistication. Worn with chunky ornate necklaces from Adorn especially designed for Prophetik.
Short daytime dresses looked cute and innocent at the front with their spaghetti straps and full skirts, but the straps wrapped around the arms to leave the back totally bare:
Hemp wool plaid was new to his collection to give an equestrian countryside style in jackets matched with slim jodhpur style capris. A dark red jacket with full swing skirt cinched in the waist mixed the equestrian look with Garner’s love of the old Deep South style.
This Deep South Victorian look was also present in the delicate pink long evening gown and the more hardy ‘commoner’ skirt with its cheeky bare midriff top:
The finale dress, a white strapless bodice made from his grandmother's aged quilts and adorned with a vintage pocket watch will be on exhibition at the Smithsonian museum from July as part of the 40 under 40 exhibit.
Its black skirt is made of peace silk with a trail of black naturally shed ostrich feathers.
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This hemp wool skirt is ideal and a great muted green. It may be a little too cold for the Juliet-sleeved bolero but paired with polo neck will keep the chill off on cooler days.
Online boutique: www.prophetik.com
Photographer: Christopher Dadey.
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