Leather mini & vest

Leather was popular in the 1970s. While some makers developed sophisticated patterning and sewing techniques it was also used by many with more of a handcraft approach. Hides could be cut, holes punched and then the whole thing could be put together using leather laces. This lacing technique was applied to garments such as this mini and vest but also used to make bags, hats and all manner of leather garment. The maker of this set was based in an old house on Parnell Road in Auckland and made this to order for Anna. Read more about 1970s fashion in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication The Age of Aquarius: A 70s revolution in fashion

Details

Credit: Loan courtesy of Anna Comrie-Thomson
Designer: Unknown
Manufacturing location: Parnell
Garment type: Miniskirt, vest
Material: Leather
Features: The panels of the leather mini and the vest are laced together
Colour: Natural tan
Purchase location: Parnell, Auckland
Label: Unlabelled
Date: 1970s