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April 21, 2011

Milk From A Thistle by Danielle Atkinson – Autumn 2011 Collection

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WHO: Milk From A Thistle by Danielle Atkinson

WHAT: Autumn 2011 Designer Collection

WHEN:  Available Now

WHERE: Milk From A Thistle – Sydney, Australia

Fashionwidget Picks: We love the hardy silk dress crochet (print marine blue/navy), the lady grey silk dress floral digital print & the metal sweater (black/leather).  These clothes are Music Festival chic (without trying) meets the Sienna Miller we love circa London’s West End. From Boho to Soho, global stylistas, fashionistas, trend setters, mover and shakers of side-walk fashion and street style. If you’re looking for your statement outfits for the next San Remo or Coachella or you really want to stand out during the upcoming fashion weeks, fashion events and festivals this summer, your shopping should begin at Milk From A Thistle.

Designer’s Bio

Launched in 2006, the fashion label Milk From A Thistle is the creation of Sydney based designer Danielle Atkinson. After beginning her working life in the music industry, Danielle returned to her original love of fashion, studying textile design at East Sydney TAFE. Her signature is bold hand- and digital-printed prints on flowing, easy-fit garments.

Milk From A Thistle is inspired by Danielle’s love of design rather than current fashion trends. Her ideas come from a kaleidoscope of people, places and things. She loves scouring second-hand stores for inspirational gems such as vintage prints and children’s books. Other designers such as Marni, Erdem, Karen Walker, Lover, Dries Van Noten, Dianne Von Furstenberg, Chloe and Marimekko influence her too.

Danielle’s designs are the result of her passion for textural mediums. She uses pen drawings, different printing mediums and quirky techniques such as screen-printing over strands of string or leaves. It is this love of fabric and textile design that is the foundation of the label and she manages to still pay homage to her musical roots with the name Milk From A Thistle. It hails from a song by American singer/harpist Joanna Newsom.

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