SERPENT & THE SWAN
Designed by two sisters from Sydney, the Serpent & the Swan label is inspired by a shared childhood love of the animal kingdom and a somewhat dark and morbid fascination with the anatomy of creatures and their mystical incarnations. Since launching in2009, Serpent & the Swan has been creating women’s, men’s and androgynous unisex collections paying special attention to cuts lines and shapes. Incorporating their different creative backgrounds and a distinctive shared visual aesthetic, the label aims to offer a collection that is both beautifully designed and inspired by the designers own vision, rather than influenced by runway trends. Hayley Smith has had over 10 years experience in the fashion and costume design industries designing for some of the world’s top global fashion brands as well as working alongside musicians creating garments for stage and film. Lauri Smith comes from a background in fine arts and special effects, which includes the production of prosthetics, props and monster making for television, music clips, clay animation and feature films. In 2014 Serpent & the Swan worked in collaboration with Sarah Blasko to present an ethereal blend of haunting live music and high end fashion. Serpent & the Swan collections are sold in selected boutiques throughout in Australia and internationally and online.