Tail jacket with skirt & leggings

This Doris de Pont ensemble is from her Sampler collection. The jacket and leggings have prints derived from art by Richard Killeen. The skirt is called the Pully skirt , it is polyester viscose spandex. It gets its bubble shape through a series of buttons and button tabs that can be used to hitch the skirt up. Sportswear International wrote about Fashion Week and picked Doris' show as one of the most interesting. "De Pont offered ’80s-inspired silhouettes on outfits that riskily mixed earth-toned tile-inspired patterns, boldly coloured tights printed with random items such as seahorses, butterflies and airplanes, gold-and-black stripes and all kinds of accessories, from hats to leg warmers. While the on-purpose clash of themes and prints sometimes made the models look like ’80s club kids who were trying too hard to look kooky, at other times it really hit the mark, especially when it was toned down with solid-colored cropped pants, beautifully constructed jackets and various other layering pieces. Given its eclectic theme, the collection easily could have been an across-the-board mess of chaotic randomness but, for the most part, de Pont avoided that trap – and that’s no small achievement."

Details

Copyright: Image © Doris de Pont
Designer: Doris de Pont
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Jacket, skirt, leggings
Material: Cotton prince of wales check (jacket), polyester viscose spandex (skirt), polyester cotton spandex (leggings), perspex (buttons)
Features: The jacket and leggings are overprinted with a large red Polynesian comb motif. The skirt gets its bubble shape through a series of buttons and button tabs that can be used to hitch the skirt up. The jacket and skirt have custom made buttons, made from perspex printed with Killeen motifs of butterfly, shark, spiral, bug, et al and then laser cut and drilled.
Label: Doris de Pont
Date: 2006