Story: Fashion and textile design

Bobby Angus suit, 1948

Bobby Angus suit, 1948

Bobby Angus specialised in smart garments which were less formal than those made by labels like Trilby Yates and Ninette Gowns. Angus catered for a younger clientele of professional women who could afford to buy fashionable, well-made clothes. This is a two-piece suit and matching hat from 1948, modelled by L. J. Warren. The oversize collar, sleeve cuffs and pockets feature stripes on a contrasting angle. 

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Fashion and textile design - Fashion designers emerge, 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 22 Oct 2014