by Kira Heuer in New Fashion on Wednesday 12 November 2008

Tarot cards, folk music, Charles Manson, ballet, freaks and geeks, and Patty Hearst can all take responsibility for being some of the inspiration’s behind the Australian fashion label, Lover. It’s all too clever and witty to ignore. Each collection adheres to a specific narrative and a central character. The Performance collection involves a shy schoolgirl violin player who is awakened by the sounds of her brother’s Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath records. Is that their secret? Divinity meets Edge? Whatever it is, wearing the creations of Susien Chong and Nic Briand makes a girl look and feel pretty. And in the end, isn’t that what us ladies are striving for anyway?