Peachbloom felt hat decorated with leaves

Milliner Lindsay Kennett opened a salon in affluent Parnell in 1962. He operated it in tandem with his wholesale business. After five years, he shut up shop. "Making bespoke hats for women of means was an enjoyable experience," he says. But my workload became unmanageable. The salon had to go."

This hat belonged to Margaret Philip (nee Veitch) who immigrated to New Zealand in 1954.

Details

Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Helen Voss
Designer: Lindsay Kennett
Garment type: Hat
Material: Peachbloom felt
Purchase location: Parnell, Auckland
Label: Lindsay Kennett
Date: Circa 1963