Top & skirt with camel print

The screen printed camel skirt by Tigermoth is a good example of customisation. This was a strategy that many designers of the 1970s followed, bypassing the limitations of available fabrics to create their own original garments using materials that were hand-woven, appliquéd, printed, painted or embroidered. It is a practice that even today is a typically New Zealand response to the challenges of finding original and personal fabrics.  Read more about 1970s fashion in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication The Age of Aquarius: A 70s Revolution in Fashion

Details

Credit: Skirt courtesy of Liz Powell, top courtesy of Anita Arlov
Garment type: Skirt, top
Material: Cotton (skirt), lumi yarn and vonnel (top)
Features: Button-through skirt with screen printed camels
Colour: Tan, red, black
Purchase location: Auckland
Label: Tigermoth (skirt), Shetland (top)
Date: 1970s