Madame Butterfly draped jacket & obi sash

The dress was inspired by Donna Tulloch’s entry in the 1988 Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards and the music of Malcolm McLaren’s ‘Death of Butterfly’.
 This piece saw the beginning of a love for architectural draping which is still the trade mark of Mild Red today. Read more about the history of home sewing in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Home Sewn.


Credit: Courtesy of Donna Tulloch
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Donna Tulloch
Maker: Donna Tulloch
Manufacturing location: Dunedin
Garment type: Jacket and obi sash worn with a sheath dress
Material: Taffeta furnishing fabric,polyester knit
Colour: Shot violet and navy
Exhibition: Home Sewn: Original New Zealand Fashion (Dunedin 2013)
Date: 1988