The collection was inspired in part by a story in a 1978 issue of National Geographic magazine about one Australian woman’s solo trek across the outback with her camel – a story, says the label, ‘that?s reminiscent of the ideal Lonely Hearts woman, someone strong and free.’
The garments in the collection ‘evoke this sense of desert freedom, independence and self-reliance’. The environment of the Outback is captured by the colour palette – khakis, sandy beiges and rust-coloured red, and an amazing digital sky print highlights the ideals of freedom and independence.
Shapes are free and easy and cool, with shift dresses, shirts and contrasting lace and leather and pieces showing just a hint of skin across the midriff.
Another highlight – the mini-camel print fabric, which is an original designed by LH designer Helene.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of my favourites from this collection –I’m looking forward to filling my summer wardrobe with some of these.