Denim & tartan kilt
Grant Mahy trained as a kilt maker. Once he had mastered the traditional techniques he began incorporating unusual materials into his designs with great success. This kilt is fashioned from recycled denim, wool and velvet; following the conventions of kilt construction but challenging expectations. It is worn with a vintage black wool piper's hat (originally worn by his father), a slightly subverted velvet jacket and a buckled top made of perforated leather.
Read more about the history of home sewing in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Home Sewn.