Pants & v-neck tunic

On her return to New Zealand in the late 1960s, Annie Bonza established a reputation for her distinctive braid 'doodling' and writing on garments. She developed a signature style based on a technique she had become fascinated in many years earlier. "When I worked at Chadwick and Bray they had all these pre-war patterns of cornelli designs. These intrigued me, and I was able to stay behind after work and play. But I could never get the hang of doing cornelli so I substituted with braid."

Details

Credit: Loan courtesy of Gil Hanly
Designer: Annie Bonza
Manufacturing location: Theatre Lane, Auckland
Garment type: Pants, tunic
Colour: Black
Purchase location: Theatre Lane, Auckland
Label: Annie Bonza Clothes
Date: Circa 1970