Silver sequin vest & knickerbockers

Kevin Berkahn returned home from working in Australia in 1984. He opened an exclusive inner-city boutique, Plums, that attracted society women and fashionable professionals. The timing was perfect. Black-tie events were held on a regular basis and there was a big demand for the upmarket eveningwear in which Kevin excelled. His glamorous creations earned him the nickname 'The Dynasty designer', a reference to the long-running 1980s’ television series noted for its stylish clothes. He was often asked to replicate garments from the show. "I received lots of requests for sequinned suits," he says. 

Details

Designer: Kevin Berkahn
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Vest, knickerbockers
Material: Sequins
Features: The vest and knickerbockers are edged with black beading.
Colour: Silver
Purchase location: Plums Boutique, Auckland
Label: Kevin Berkahn Pret-a-Porter
Date: Mid 1980s