Afternoon suit with gold stitching

In the early 1930s, Julia Yates decided to move away from millinery and sell firstly high fashion knitwear and then bespoke womenswear in her salon, Trilby Yates. Julia employed a designer, Nancy Hudson, for her workroom which was located on Durham Street West. Nancy (or Huddy as she was known) was the designer at Trilby Yates until the late 1940s when she left to work in Australia.


Credit: Image courtesy of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2005.115.1
Copyright: All Rights Reserved, Image © Auckland Museum
Designer: Nancy Hudson
Manufacturing location: 29 Durham Street West, Auckland
Garment type: Women's suit
Material: Wool crepe
Colour: Black, gold
Label: Trilby Yates
Date: Circa 1940