Puritan chemise dress & jacket with geometric print, 1988

In 1986, Ches Pritchard was approached by Brian Hall of Thornton Hall. The company had recently acquired the conservative Puritan label and Ches’s directive was to work alongside creative director Isabel Harris to give it more polish and presence. "We took that tired old label," says Ches, with pride, "and turned it into a collection of seasonless pieces that were stylish and modern without being super-trendy. It was very successful and sold really well."


Credit: Image from Puritan 1988 spring/summer catalogue
Copyright: All Rights Reserved, Image © Isabel Harris and Brian Hall
Designer: Ches Pritchard
Maker: Thornton Hall
Garment type: Dress, jacket, hat
Material: Polyester/linen (dress, jacket)
Colour: Black, white
Label: Puritan
Date: 1988