Leather dress & coat with button screen-print

Nita Henry took the New Zealand fashion scene by storm in the 1980s with her detailed leatherwear ranges. Working as a seamstress from age 15 and also involved in the fashion industry as a model, the Christchurch based designer was making and selling leather garments under her own name into shops throughout New Zealand and Australia by the age of 21. 


Credit: Image from Fashion Quarterly, Winter 1987
Copyright: Image © Fashion Quarterly
Designer: Nita Henry
Manufacturing location: Christchurch
Garment type: Dress, coat, hat
Material: Leather
Features: Screen-printed dot buttons
Colour: White, black
Label: Nita Henry
Date: 1987