Slub silk dress
Colin Cole was known for his bespoke designs, including hand-embroidered labels. However, towards the end of the 1960s, Colin extended his offering to include off-the-peg garments in response to the changing demographic. This slub silk garment has a conventional woven label, which he began to use instead of his signature hand sewn labels as production increased.
Credit: Gifted to Te Papa by Beverley Eriksen, 1998. Image courtesy of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, GH007079.
Copyright: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, All rights reserved.
Garment type: Colin Cole
Label: Colin Cole
Date: Late 1960s