Alkeback presents

Cassandra Harper – an artisanal brand founded in Cambodia 1996 by Australian designer Cassandra Harper. The essence and soul of the brand is the designer’s love for craftsmanship and creating prints and fabrics the old-fashioned way.

Cassandra has a love and passion for Shibori, known to be one of the most ancient of dyeing techniques, which has resulted in a collection of minimalist shirting, kaftans, high-end resort wear and exquisite accessories. Beautiful and unique pieces in which the prints speak for themselves. Created by hand, by craftsmen who have been trained by generations of craftsmen before them.

Silk Shibori Dress
Photo by Alkeback

Silk Wrap Top
Photo by Alkeback

Cassandra now divides her time between her home base of Brisbane, Australia, and her favourite cities of Phnom Penh * (where she resided full time for 12 years), Jaipur and Delhi. An endless traveller, creating her own stories in her fabrics that are beautifully created by hand, hour upon hour, day upon day, until they reach their unique perfection.

 “ I often allow the fabric to lead the design and I like to keep the silhouette simple and refined to allow the personality of the textile to shine. This is my endeavour, to create a timeless piece. I consider Shibori silk something to be collected and cared for; something that is as beautiful as it is timeless, luxurious as it is forever wearable, creating its own unique story.”

* GET CASSANDRA’S INSIDER TIP ON Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA