Top & skirt with camel print
The screen printed camel skirt by Tigermoth is a good example of customisation. This was a strategy that many designers of the 1970s followed, bypassing the limitations of available fabrics to create their own original garments using materials that were hand-woven, appliquéd, printed, painted or embroidered. It is a practice that even today is a typically New Zealand response to the challenges of finding original and personal fabrics. Read more about 1970s fashion in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication The Age of Aquarius: A 70s Revolution in Fashion.