Floral flock and velvet evening gown

Neridah Haworth opened a boutique in Whangarei in 1978, where she sold her designs under the label Neridah until the mid 1990s. This gown was entered in the After 5 Section of the 1987 Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards where it was described as: "Evocative baroque. A gold and black flocked taffeta evening gown with a fitted velvet bodice and puffed sleeves." It has a close fitted bodice with deep cut V neckline, leg-of-mutton sleeves and peplum over a full gathered skirt. The front and sleeves are closed with loops and buttons. Tulle and lining have been used to create volume in the skirt.  


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Sara Jenkins
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Neridah Haworth
Manufacturing location: Whangarei
Garment type: Full length halter neck dress, cropped jacket
Material: Cotton Niedieck velvet, flocked tissue lame, lining polyester taffeta
Features: Jacket has bracelet length sleeves, corsage of self fabric hand made flowers
Colour: Black, gold
Label: Neridah
Date: 1987