• Image courtesy of KITX.
    Image courtesy of KITX.

Australian womenswear designer Kit Willow has issued a warning to the fashion industry.

The designer used her Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia resort collection to rally for better industry practices.

“We are part of an interdependent, living planet, that not one leader or country should have the right to accelerate the destruction of," she said after the show.

"We need to unite and protect our precious planet’s natural resources and the delicate ecosystems in which they prosper.

"We need to stop contaminating land and water for the sake of fashion, stop illegal logging, stop slavery and stop the massive global extinction of species.

"We need to understand scientific facts, collaborate, adapt and find solutions."

The collection featured fair trade sculpted silk organza and fine French cotton fishnet, as well as Willow's signature organic linen.

The fabric was worked into deconstructed shirting, crushed into navy and sunset toned dresses and tailored into stretch linen suiting.

The range also featured hand woven IKAT of printed silk and cotton, sourced through Artisans of Fashion (AOF).

AOF aims to empower women through trade in rural villages across India.

Fine metal chain, handwoven through cotton also featured throughout the range, as well as buttons handmade from recycled glass in Ghana.

Accessories included Nepalese reclaimed horn and bone twisted through hair and clear crystal quartz set in sterling silver necklaces.

Hand knotted wax cotton and leather shoes created by a small family of shoe makers in Tuscany in Italy rounded up the offer.

Image courtesy of KITX.

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