Fortuny-style skirt & cropped top

Louisa Simons was especially noted for her creative handling of silk. During the 1980s she attracted attention with her Fortuny-style hand-pleated, hand-dyed silk dresses, tops and skirts. This two-piece ensemble features a layered skirt and a cropped top moulded on a black neckpiece. Both pieces are edged with black satin ribbon.


Photographer: Desmond Williams
Model Unknown
Credit: Image from Fashion Quarterly, Winter 1987
Copyright: Image © Fashion Quarterly magazine
Designer: Louisa Simons
Garment type: Top, skirt
Material: Silk
Colour: Red
Label: Louisa Simons Label
Date: 1987