New Zealand music minidress

Annie Bonza won the Lifestyle section of the Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards in 1989. Her entry - a black mini dress embellished with braiding, ribbon-work and patches - is a homage to New Zealand music. "New Zealand music needs all the push it can get. I feel almost protective of it," Annie told New Zealand Woman's Weekly magazine in 1989.

Annie entered four garments in the 1989 awards. She was highly commended for her entry in the Wool award, a cream fur-trimmed coat called 'Aotearoa'.


Credit: Image from Horizon magazine, Autumn 1989
Copyright: Image © Horizon magazine
Designer: Annie Bonza
Garment type: Mini dress
Label: Annie Bonza
Date: 1989