Wrap dress with notched shawl collar
From about the 1930s, new screen-printing technologies revolutionised the textile industry, replacing labour-intensive, expensive block printing methods and engraved roller machines. Mass-produced designs made print and pattern an affordable indulgence. By the 1960s, complex, bold, yet detailed graphic printed textiles - like those on this Minima 52 day dress - were suddenly in vogue. Minima 52 was one of the labels from TG Southwell, which was established in 1953. The designer, Alma Kimber, worked for TG Southwell until it closed in 1986.