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.