Yellow bikini & orange polka dot beach jacket

The yellow bikini was owned by Norma Allen, wife of Fred R Allen, considered to be one of the greatest All Blacks. He and Norma manufactured the Fred R Allen womenswear label from their factory in Airedale Street in Auckland. The middle market label was sold throughout New Zealand. The Lyndene by Roslyn beach jacket was made by Ross & Glendining.

Details

Credit: Courtesy of Anna Macindoe (bikini) & Christine McDonnell (beach jacket)
Copyright: Photo © Anna Macindoe
Designer: Unknown
Maker: A L Coleman (bikini) & Roslyn (beach jacket)
Manufacturing location: Tawa (bikini) & Dunedin (beach jacket)
Garment type: Bikini & beach jacket
Material: Bri-nylon (bikini) & towelling (beach jacket)
Features: Polka dot print and white tie at neck (beach jacket)
Colour: Yellow, orange, blue, purple, white
Exhibition: At the Beach: 100 Years of Summer Fashion in New Zealand October 2015 - February 2016.
Label: Jantzen International (bikini) & Lyndene By Roslyn (beach jacket)
Date: Circa 1960s