Hand-dyed brown ensemble

In the design for this ensemble, Paul Chaplin drew inspiration from the Jane Campion film, The Piano (1993), especially how European fashion was combined with traditional Māori costume. The fabric was hand-dyed to achieve the right tones between the brown and the beige. This ensemble was the 1994 Woolmark award winner at the Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards.

Details

Credit: Sketch courtesy of Paul Chaplin.
Copyright: Photo © Paul Chaplin.
Credit: Photo courtesy of Paul Chaplin.
Copyright: Photo © unknown. Please contact NZFM before reproducing this item.
Credit: Photo courtesy of Paul Chaplin.
Copyright: Photo © unknown. Please contact NZFM before reproducing this item.
Credit: Image courtesy of Paul Chaplin.
Designer: Paul Chaplin
Manufacturing location: Made in Auckland by Kirsty Boyd
Garment type: Jacket, pants, vest, shirt
Material: Pure wool flannel, pure wool crepe
Features: The ensemble features feather and wood trim.
Colour: Brown, beige
Label: Paul Chaplin
Date: 1994