Picnic frock & red leather belt

"Slightly suburban, slightly antipodean, hugely nostalgic ..." - DNA's summer 2001/2002 collection, South Pacific Rhapsody, was influenced by cake tin pictures of native New Zealand tui birds, gingham dressed tea-room girls and PVC-clad milkboy cowboys. The DNA label was started by Doris de Pont and Adrienne Foote in 1994. Their first collection established the basic motifs of their collaboration: fashion-forward garment shapes, unique collaged screenprinted fabrics that often combined classical statuary and botanical or other scientific engravings, and a limited but flexible colour palette. Alice Rycroft styled the collection for Australian Fashion Week.


Credit: Courtesy of Doris de Pont
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Copyright: Image © DNA
Designer: Doris de Pont and Adrienne Foote
Manufacturing location: Karangahape Road, Auckland
Garment type: Dress, belt
Material: Printed crepe
Label: DNA
Date: 2001