Two-piece suit in russet ultrasuede

As the saleswoman for ultrasuede, Gwynne Hoskins, Kathy Hoskin’s mother in law, not only sold it successfully but also wore it and has a large number of distinctive pieces. This style was photographed for an Ultra Suede advertising campaign. Read more about Gus Fisher and the El Jay label in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Looking Terrific: The story of El Jay.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Kathy Hoskins
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Women's suit
Material: Ultrasuede – polyester / non fibrous polyurethane
Features: Front panels can also be buttoned open to create a lapel effect
Label: El Jay
Date: Circa 1987