Grounded in the vision to offer the foundations of a functional and enduring wardrobe, Father Rabbit Select have curated a dress edit for summer from celebrated mindful brands.
Whether you’re after classic, feminine, elegant or sartorially led design, these summer throw-on’s cover every occasion, chosen for their commitment to craftsmanship and production transparency.
Friend of Audrey
Standing by a commitment to a more sustainable future, Friend of Audrey create enduring collections crafted with natural fibres.
Simple yet refined, garments are seasonless, hold both style and quality, elevating your everyday attire.
This season centres on the laid back spirit of summer, emphasising texture through the use of natural fabrications.
Easy wearing 100 per cent linen and cotton are delicately woven into feminine silhouettes.
Soft nudes, neutral browns and crisp whites guide an understated elegance and effortless collection.
Autark is a brand with a strong commitment to ethical principles and considered production.
Launched in 2016 by Sophia McMahon, Autark had been recognised for its design, nominated for the National Designer Award in 2021, and for its efforts to minimise the impact of fashion production, using only natural and headstock fabrics and limiting their production.
Collection 6 is a nod to the beauty of the sea, with palettes strongly inspired by tones of the seascape.
The design elements and silhouettes take inspiration from the fluid and drape-like motion of water realised in soft yet voluminous seams and gather details that move like waves in the sea.
A hero piece of the 6th Autark collection, the Tie Front Dress is crafted from ethically sourced light as air fabric.
This piece features flattering front and waist gather and tie details, and is finished with signature Autark shell details with full sleeves.
The epitome of a throw on and go with impactful minimalism.
Bird & Knoll
Co-founded in 2014 by friends Natalie Knoll and Macayla Chapman, Antipodean resort wear Bird & Knoll collections pay homage to their New Zealand and Australian coastal lifestyles, designed with multi-functionality at its core.
This season, Bird and Knoll have collaborated with New Zealand artist, Lucy Gill to create a print that is inspired by the visionary mood and botanical colour palette.
Seen on the Violet Tiered Dress and Calliope Maxi, the custom ‘arcadian oasis’ print decorates lightweight cotton voile.
The Calliope Maxi holds a flattering v neckline and drop shoulder straight cut sleeve, this dress is a versatile go-to for almost any occasion and any season, while the violet sundress combines effortless simplicity with a timeless cut.
A striking square neck is offset by soft flowing tiered panels detailed with gentle gathers along each seam.
The Indy Maxi Dress gently gathers at the neckline to ease out to a fluid silhouette, grazing the ankle.
Worn poolside or out to dinner, this maxi is wearable luxury at its best.
Available in Black and for the festive season, the Cherry Red.
Jac + Jack
Jac + Jack has consistently led the way for mastering refined wardrobe essentials.
Offering solutions for the gaps we often find in our wardrobes, a Jac + Jack garment upholds luxurious quality, balancing both style and simplicity.
The Asymmetrical Coupe dress floats from one shoulder into voluminous tiers to the ankle.
Cut from breezy voile, the maxi dress features side pockets, a drop waist and raw hem detailing.
Effortlessly paired with sandals or sneakers, or dressed up with a heel.
Available in Black, Cafe and Ivory.
Designed in Melbourne by Elinor Joslin, her eponymous brand is guided by modern sophistication and subtle elegance, while equally holding conscious and sustainable practices at its heart.
Garments are centred around natural fabrications using traditional craftsmanship to develop enduring designs.
Recognisable for accents that pay tribute to femininity and a laissez-faire feel, easy-wearing smock silhouettes, ruffles and billowing sleeves are core to Joslin designs.
The Serenity dress is made from 100 per cent linen in Flax and softly flows from a V neck to ankle length.
Finished with Joslin’s trademark fabric coloured buttons and a drawstring waist, it holds impact yet is versatile enough to be a piece we reach for, every day.
The Bailey Smock is a classically designed mini dress, crafted from 100 per cent Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Cotton.
The oversized, smock-style is balanced with feminine flutter sleeves and cotton ladder lace trims.
Making its debut to New Zealand shores at Father Rabbit Select is the exclusive Byron Bay brand, Worn Store.
Founded in 2015 by Lia-Belle King and Lotte Barnes, Worn Store designs the modern woman’s wardrobe-essentials.
Producing only three collections a year, each piece is sustainably produced by their community of transparent manufacturers, with the consistent goal to be equally elegant, wearable and made with the finest quality.
In an earthy nutmeg hue, the Aurora Dress is a striking yet reliable wardrobe addition for summer.
The unorchestrated shift style has a gathered neckline, flattering cap sleeve and open back detail, finished with a drawstring.
Perfectly paired with strappy sandals or slides and a wide-brimmed hat or gold accents and a black heel for evening.