Purple & turquoise brocade suit

Doris de Pont made this suit from brocade upholstery fabric and lined it with turquoise to match the t shirt that was originally worn with it. She made it for her husband Tejo to wear to the Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards in Wellington in 1986 when her entry for the leisurewear section made the final selection. Watch the 1986 awards on NZ On Screen.

Doris subsequent entries in the Benson & Hedges awards were also successful. In 1988 she was highly commended for her menswear entry, and in 1990 she won the menswear award.

Details

Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Doris de Pont
Designer: Doris de Pont
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Men's suit
Material: Brocade upholstery fabric
Colour: Purple, turquoise
Label: Design Doris de Pont
Date: 1986