Sheer blouse with yellow floral print
Margarita Robertson explains, "I’m still attracted to this type of fabric in op shops and vintage stores, pretty impractical, with its stiffness and nylon content. But I love it all the same!" She was taught to sew primarily by her mother, who had worked as a machinist in Dunedin’s clothing manufacturing industry. Employed in the Rank Xerox office at the time, Margarita found the two pieces of fabric she used for the blouse in her mother’s collection of old fabrics. The blouse is displayed with a NOM*d skirt made from boy’s school trousers. Reusing vintage garments and reinterpreting utilitarian clothing and uniforms in new and unexpected ways have become integral elements in NOM*d’s signature – timeless fashion that incorporates the past and applies new interpretation and vision to make it modern. Read more about the history of home sewing in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Home Sewn.