Full-length leather coat & flared trousers

Virginia King made leather garments from a workspace in Nova boutique before embarking on her OE. Virginia's leather designs were very successful in the United Kingdom and at one stage resulted in an almost impossibly-large order for snake skin belts from Biba, which she managed to deliver. Back home in New Zealand leather was also very much in fashion and she continued to make refined and beautifully tailored garments under the Virginia label in the 1970s. In the 1980s her creative attention turned to sculpture. Read more about 1970s fashion in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication
The Age of Aquarius: A 70s Revolution in Fashion


Credit: Loan courtesy of Barbara Keesing
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Virginia King
Maker: Virginia King
Manufacturing location: Nova, Theatre Lane, Auckland
Garment type: Coat, trousers
Material: Leather
Features: The trousers have a seam at the knees, a design feature necessitated by the length of the leather hides
Colour: Brown
Label: Virginia
Date: Circa 1972