Story: Fashion and textile design

Equipment advertisement, ChaCha magazine, 1983

Equipment advertisement, ChaCha magazine, 1983

Michael Pearce started the menswear label Equipment in Auckland in 1982. The label's look was masculine and fairly rugged, with simple lines and no embellishments. Pearce's clothes often appeared in fashion magazine ChaCha and he styled the shoots. Equipment wound up in 1988, after the previous year's damaging sharemarket crash. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Chacha, May 1983, p. 2 (S-L-1321-2)
Photograph by Kerry Brown

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Courtesy of Ngila Dickson and Michael Pearce

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Fashion and textile design - Creative freedom, 1970s and 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 22 Oct 2014