Swirling coat in navy cotton velvet

Aorewa calls this Susan Holmes design a 'swirling coat' because she recalls the beautiful and pleasurable swirling movement that this coat dress could make when she danced at parties. It is extensively printed both inside and out. It is reminiscent of kimono, which provided inspiration for Susan's printing and her garment shapes. Read more about Susan Holmes in the 1970s in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication The Age of Aquarius: A 70s Revolution in Fashion


Credit: Loan courtesy of Aorewa McLeod
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Susan Holmes
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Full length coat dress
Material: Cotton velvet, satin lining
Features: Stencil and block printed inside and out
Colour: Navy
Purchase location: Brown's Mill
Exhibition: The Age of Aquarius: A 70s Revolution in Fashion
Date: early 1970s