Stitched beret

Lindsay Kennett was a milliner whose career spanned 40 years. During that time, he supplied department stores throughout the country with model hats and more functional designs. The stitched beret, which he made in various fabrics, is one of the latter. He noted that he produced hundreds of berets over the years and that they were his "bread and butter".


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Jessie Leef
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Designer: Lindsay Kennett
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Hat
Material: Abstract floral printed silk
Features: The beret has a stitched crown gathered onto a broad stitched band. There is a flat back bow.
Colour: Shades of pink
Label: Lindsay G Kennett
Date: 1970s