Leather jacket & skirt with matching hat
Designer Nita Henry and milliner Ailie Miller were both based in Christchurch in the 1980s. Nita was known for her detailed leatherwear ranges that were sold in Zulu, Quinns, Kimberley's and Caroline Moore. Ailie made hats to order and wholesaled to a few selected stores around the country. She was also kept busy designing hats for photoshoots in Fashion New Zealand (later Fashion Quarterly) magazine, founded in Christchurch in 1980 by Don Hope and Paula Ryan. Paula would send sketches of the proposed photoshoot and Ailie would design hats to suit.