Faux suede & fur coat

The chemical revolution in textiles in the first half of the 20th century gave the fashion industry a whole range of new synthetic fibres that often surpassed natural materials in terms of strength, ease of care, durability, and price. Alongside practical fabrics such as nylon and terylene the new technology allowed the development of substitutes for prestigious materials such as real fur and suede, making them affordable and accessible for the everyday fashion pundit. Nalla Fashions was an Auckland company that specialised in fake fur jackets.

Details

Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Vici Ashmore
Copyright: CC BY 4.0 International Licence
Designer: Unknown
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Coat
Material: Man made fibre
Colour: Green
Label: Nalla
Date: 1970s