Purple dress with dolman sleeves

This purple Colin Cole dress was owned by Helen Lillian Shaw who was a gifted short story writer, poet and editor. Aside from her writing she was known for her good looks and distinctive style, she favoured dressing simply often in skirts and high-necked Victorian blouses.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Jo Page
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Colin Cole
Maker: Colin Cole
Manufacturing location: Auckland, New Zealand
Garment type: Dress
Material: Silk
Features: Purple print and dolman sleeves
Colour: Purple
Label: Colin Cole
Date: 1970s