Mar 23, 2011 12:00AM

Lover: A Dance for One

Lover present their latest short film, A Dance For One.

Who needs a dance partner when you have an array of romantic frocks and a sun-drenched studio at your disposal? This is the question posed by cult Australian label Lover in the film for A/W '11 collection A Dance For One. An intimate and lyrical showcase of a range inspired by the soft femininity of classical dance, the short film is a project in association with the Australian Ballet.

Directed and produced by photographic collaborators Kasia Werstak and Alice Wesley-Smith, known collectively as the AEON, the film is delicate, whimsical and a little hazy around the edges, distilling the very essence of the Lover aesthetic into three and a half minutes. The languid strains of Satie permeate the studio of prima ballerina Amber Scott as she preens and plies away the day in a selection of new season Lover. Expressed in a palette of soft neutrals and lush fabrics, dancing to the beat of one's own drum has never seemed quite so desirable.

Words: Lillian McKnight