Two-piece spring suit

This spring suit is by Wellington-based label House of Raymonde. Jacob and Rachel Cohen founded Ray Manufacturing in the 1930s, later changing the name to the more elegant House of Raymonde as the business developed a fashion profile. The Cohens' three sons joined the business, working in design, manufacturing, and retail. Marcus Cohen, the youngest son, worked closely with other Wellington manufacturers to establish the Clothing and Textile course at the former Wellington Polytechnic – now Massey University's School of Fashion and Textiles.


Credit: Gift of Marian Redwood, 2011, image courtesy of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, GH017103.
Copyright: This image has CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Designer: Marcus Cohen
Maker: The House of Raymonde
Manufacturing location: Kingsford Smith Street, Wellington
Garment type: Women's skirt suit
Material: Linen
Colour: Pink
Label: Raymonde
Date: Circa 1963