Grey jacket & floral sundress

Horrockses was manufactured in New Zealand under licence by California Productions (NZ) Ltd. The British label, Horrockses Fashions, was founded in England in 1946. It was a household name by the 1950s and the brand was given the royal warrant in the 1960s. George Courts and his brother John owned several drapery stores in Auckland. By 1902 they had families of their own so brothers amicably divided the businesses. John Court Ltd was located on Queen Street. The George Courts department store operated on Karangahape Road until 1988.


Model Rose Jackson
Credit: Garments courtesy of Rose Jackson
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Unknown
Manufacturing location: Dress made in New Zealand by California Productions
Garment type: Jacket, dress, hat, shoes
Material: Cotton (dress), wool (jacket)
Purchase location: John Court Ltd, Queen Street, Auckland (jacket)
Label: John Court Ltd (jacket), Horrockses (dress), Minnie Cooper (shoes)
Date: 1950s