Printed dress & jacket with broderie anglaise

Michael Mattar wanted to study fashion design but instead he experimented by making outfits for his sisters, Zeph and Adele. "They used to wear the outfits I'd made in Taumarunui," he said. "People would ask them where they got them from and that's how people started coming to me for dresses."


Designer: Michael Mattar
Manufacturing location: Taumarunui
Garment type: Cropped jacket, dress
Label: Michael Mattar
Date: 1970s