Jacket & wrap pants with shibori trim

Louisa Simons began experimenting with various forms of textile decoration in the late 1960s. She recalls the garage beneath her home being filled with buckets of household dye, pots of wax, lengths of Thai silk and cotton gauze, and scrunched-up cloth, the "tie-dye of the 60s". Eventually, Louisa became proficient in almost every facet of surface decoration in fibre, including the traditional Japanese shibori techniques she used in this silk ensemble modelled by Geeling Ng. 


Model Geeling Ng
Copyright: Image © Louisa Simons
Designer: Louisa Simons
Manufacturing location: Parnell, Auckland
Garment type: Jacket, camisole, wrap pants
Material: Silk
Features: The jacket and wrap pants are edged with itajime shibori thunderbird shapes outlined with silver lurex embroidery.
Label: Louisa Simons
Date: 1980