Hand-beaded cape & powder blue gown

This hand-beaded silk cape is from Carlson's summer 2004/05 collection, Stardust Hotel. It is worn over a powder blue gown that was created to celebrate the 15th anniversary of iD Dunedin in 2014. The underskirt is formed from two tones of dusky pink silk organza over a layer of plum polished silk organza, reflecting the stormy morning skies often seen in the wild winters of Tanya's home town – Dunedin.


Credit: Loan courtesy of Tanya Carlson
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Tanya Carlson
Garment type: Dress, gown, head scarf
Material: Silk (dress), silk taffeta (gown)
Colour: Cream (dress, headscarf), powder blue (gown), dusky pink and plum (underskirt)
Exhibition: A Darker Eden (Silo 6, February 2015)
Label: Carlson
Date: 2004 and 2014