Silk suit & flying-saucer hat

Ches Pritchard decided to set up his own label in the late 1980s. He designed and constructed one-off creations for private clients, special fashion events and fashion magazines. Embroidered in gold thread on black satin, his label read 'Ches Pritchard Couture'.


Photographer: Ross Honeysett
Credit: Photo courtesy of Fashion Quarterly Bonus Issue, 1989.
Copyright: Image © Fashion Quarterly magazine
Designer: Ches Pritchard (suit), unknown (hat)
Manufacturing location: Nelson Street, Auckland
Garment type: Two-piece suit, hat
Material: Silk (suit)
Colour: Cream, black
Label: Ches Pritchard Couture (suit), Pagon Millinery (hat)
Date: 1989