Reversible raincoat with sweater & leggings
Doris de Pont began making this style of raincoat when she was living in Holland on her OE. The raincoat became a signature piece. "It had big fat shoulder pads and was made out of bold printed fabric on one side and plain on the other." Doris opened her first shop on her return to New Zealand in the mid-1980s. This reversible raincoat was her first entry into the Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards. Doris took this photo of her shop manager Pip Barrett on the beach at the end of Garnet Road in Westmere. Doris made about 50 coats in this unisex style and they are all different. A version in Mickey Mouse fabric is in the Te Papa collection.