Love in a Graveyard: Antipodium
Antipodium’s pre fall ‘Love in a Graveyard’ collection has hit the shop floor. Floaty silks juxtaposed by leather collar and cuff detailing is the epitome of the Antipodium woman. The collection perfectly balances the freedom of dressing with the structure and practicality that every woman needs.
Perfect for lovers of tongue-in-cheek, ‘Dearly Departed‘ is this season’s print, courtesy of the label’s repeat collaboration with Karl Maier of Craig & Karl, with whom they previously worked with for the label’s Resort 2012 collection.
We caught up with Antipodium‘s Creative Director Geoffrey J. Finch and Karl Maier to find out how the quirky print came about…
‘Found Love in a Graveyard’ is your first ever first ever Pre-Fall collection – why did you decide it was time for Antipodium to have a pre-fall offering?
Geoffrey: It was customer demand; there was too much of a gap between the delivery of the Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter collections. It was proving rude of us to deny our ladies a fix between seasons.
How did the initial collaboration on the ‘Bunny Boiler’ print come about?
Geoffrey: The initial idea struck me as I was walking through Abney Park Cemetery. How could you fail to be inspired by the woodland, lurking men with lager cans, couples on romantic saunters, families visiting their dearly departed and wildlife bounding across the tombstones? I needed a genius to translate this weirdo brief, so Karl was my first choice. We’ve know each other for years and worked together previously (most notably on our infamous Resort 2012 ‘Lobster’ print) so we know exactly how the other works and where they’re coming from.
Geoffrey – what was the brief you set Karl when he was designing the print?
Geoffrey: I think the exact words were: “bunnies rooting in a graveyard.” I knew I wanted it to be done by hand. The rest is all Karl’s magic.
How did you decide which bunny illustrations made the final cut?
Karl: Pretty much all of the original concepts ended up being woven into the final scenes. At the outset we just came up with as many bawdy scenarios as we could think of. There was only one rogue bunny that didn’t make the cut. Probably for the best.
Do each of you have a favourite mischievous bunny?
Geoffrey: Ophelia bunny is quite the tragic babe.
Karl: The bespectacled Geoffrey bunny of course, reclining on a tombstone, ostensibly watching another bunny perform some sort striptease. I’m also quite fond of the bunny hanging out on a bench, casually drinking a beer, apparently preparing to bury the bunny lying at his feet.
Where is the perfect place to wear a ‘Bunny Boiler’ print piece?
Geoffrey: Wedding, wakes…anywhere.
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Find the ‘Love in a Graveyard’ collection in store now on the 1st Floor.