Dappled foliage print day dress

Barbara Herrick started her Babs Radon label in the 1950s. Barbara's designs reflected her wish to bring a fresher, younger look to women who, much like herself – independent and industrious – were seeking modern fashionable clothing. Barbara says the original dress would have had a self fabric belt, rather than the leather one in the photograph.


Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Barbara Herrick
Manufacturing location: 22 Chancery Street, Auckland
Garment type: Day dress
Material: Printed habutai silk, taffeta lining
Features: The dress has deep-stitched pleats that provide a textural detail on the front bodice which has a light blouson effect.
Label: Babs Radon
Date: Circa 1965