Kimono jacket & trousers with bird print

Aorewa McLeod was a big fan of Susan Holmes in the early 1970s and as a lecturer at Auckland University had the position and income to be able to wear these beautiful, boldly striking clothes. This is one of a number she bought at Brown's Mill and has kept for some 40 years. Susan never used a label in her garments. Her prints, dyeing and stencilling are her signature. Read more about Susan Holmes and 1970s fashion in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication The Age of Aquarius: A 70s Revolution in Fashion. 


Credit: Courtesy of Aorewa McLeod
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Susan Holmes
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Jacket, trousers
Material: Polyester crepe
Features: Stencilled flying bird print
Colour: Black
Purchase location: Brown's Mill
Exhibition: The Age of Aquarius: A 70s Revolution in Fashion
Date: 1970s