Pinafore dress with braiding trim

Petrouska designer Laraine Flowers frequently used braid trim in her designs. Laraine worked for Annie Bonza in the 1970s and when Annie left Auckland in 1974, she took over her braids and trims, as well as her outworkers. Laraine set up her own boutique, Petrouska, in newly fashionable Parnell. Read more about 1970s fashion in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication The Age of Aquarius: A 70s Revolution in Fashion. 


Credit: Loaned by Annie Coney
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Laraine Flowers
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Dress
Material: Cotton print, braid and ribbon
Features: Cornelli braiding and purchased braid detail on bodice, ombré dyed hem ruffle
Colour: Orange, black, green print on white ground, plain contrast in orange tones
Purchase location: Parnell, Auckland
Label: Petrouska
Date: mid to late 1970s