Lucinda Rose Constable • 28 September 2012

Sara Phillips presents a creature filled collection for SS2013 with ‘Animalia’. Illustrator Graeme Base was responsible for the beautiful imagery displayed in the children’s book of the same name, loved by children and adults alike the world over. These drawings have now been translated onto fabric for a collection filled with colour and print.

Phillips is known for her love of nature and often references the Australian landscape, especially the natural flora. This season has gotten a little bit more exotic with a graphic range of jungle beasts, juxtaposed with thick stripes. We particularly love the blue and white toile de jouy print seen on pretty slip dresses and peplumed tops.