Deadly Ponies: Art and Fashion Collide

Honouring a 13-year love affair with the arts, Deadly Ponies has released another full product category to complement its leather bags and luxury leather jackets.

The accessories label have partnered with the Auckland Art Fair for the very first time and at the opening of the fair today, launched Silks ‘18 which celebrates the artists and iconic images that have permeated the brand’s collections.

Deadly Ponies 'Mares of Diomedes' scarves in magenta and modena. Image supplied.

Staying true to its brand values, Deadly Ponies have committed their support of the Fair to the
emerging artists’ mezzanine floor, titled Piki Mai: Up Here^^.

Developed in collaboration with K’Road Gallery Mokopopaki, whose curatorial mission is grounded in Tikanga Maori, Piki Mai: Up Here^^ will house works from some of Australasia’s brightest new artistic talents.

Within this mezzanine space, Deadly Ponies has its own installation, created in association with the brand’s Creative Director Liam Bowden, along with celebrated spatial designer Katie Lockhart.

Bowden has also employed the talents of Deb Smith’s Cloud Workshop students to create special artworks which are an integral component of the installation.

 Smokey and the Gambit by Deadly Ponies, image supplied.

Smokey and the Gambit by Deadly Ponies, image supplied.

“Partnering with visually creative and risk-taking people is what I love to do,” says Bowden.

“What we have created for the Auckland Art Fair is an expression of creativity and a nod to our love of visual art.”

Increasing demand for scarves, coupled with Deadly Ponies’ burgeoning collection sizes have enabled the category to manifest into a new stand-alone category. Silks ’18 features archival and iconic scarf prints offered in silk twill, silk crepe and an ultra-light silk chiffon.

The latest addition to the Deadly Ponies scarf family is winter 2018’s Mare of Diomedes print, with prints from previous collections available in new colourways.

Bowden says the scarf has a rich history as a symbol of power and elegance.

“Historically they denoted status but also had a practical use [and] over time, the scarf has become a fashion statement,” says Bowden.

“Personally, I love the scarf most as a canvas to work on.”

For more information or to shop online head to Deadly Ponies here.