Coat & knickerbocker overalls

This coat and knickerbockers ensemble was designed by Annie Bonza for Meegan Pollock. Meegan wore the ensemble with knee high black boots for Fashion in the Field at the Great Northern Steeplechase event at Ellerslie Racecourse. The winner of the major prize that year was Jane Daniels. The competition was judged by Peggie Wilson. Although knickerbockers surfaced on the international fashion scene in the early 1970s, they made little impact here. However when the knickerbocker trend re-emerged a decade later, it was clearly the single most important look of the winter 1982 season. 

Details

Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Meegan Pollock
Designer: Annie Bonza
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Coat, knickerbocker overalls
Material: Wool, braid, lambs wool trim
Features: The coat and knickerbockers feature white braid work and lambs wool trim at the cuffs.
Colour: Black
Label: Annie Bonza Clothes
Date: 1972