Screen-printed dress with sand wash finish

Sharon Ng collaborated with the artist Ralph Hotere to design this dress called 'Black Window'. Ralph came up with an image of a black window that Sharon used repeatedly on the dress. She screen-printed the image onto the cut out pieces of fabric before sewing it together. The dress was entered into the Avant Garde category of the 1994 Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards


Photographer: Michael Hall
Copyright: Image © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Designer: Sharon Ng and Ralph Hotere
Manufacturing location: Christchurch
Garment type: Dress
Material: Silk
Features: The dress is screen-printed and has a sand wash finish.
Colour: Midnight blue
Label: NG
Date: 1994