Black & white swimsuit with pleated skirt

This Slix swimsuit was made under licence in New Zealand. It is made from Bri-Nylon - a nylon fabric trademarked in 1958 by the British Nylon Spinners. This became the default option for swimwear in New Zealand for the next two decades. With its quick-drying properties, its durability and colour fastness, and variety of textures, patterns and rich colours, Bri-Nylon surpassed anything that had come before.

Details

Credit: Courtesy of Hilaire Field
Designer: Unknown
Maker: Made under licence by Silknit
Manufacturing location: 10-14 New North Road, Auckland
Garment type: Swimsuit
Material: Bri-nylon
Features: Black & white print, white swim skirt
Colour: Black & white
Label: Slix
Date: 1960s