White peasant blouse

Trish Bowden had this blouse made to order to go with a skirt that she had bought in the UK. Petrouska designer Laraine Flowers frequently used braid trim in her designs. Laraine worked for Annie Bonza in the early 1970s and, when Annie left Auckland in 1974, Laraine took over her braids and trims, as well as her outworkers and set up her own boutique, Petrouska, in newly fashionable Parnell. Read more about 1970s fashion in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication The Age of Aquarius: A 70s revolution in fashion. 


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Trish Bowden
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Laraine Flowers
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Blouse
Material: Cotton
Features: Blouse has purchased braid trim
Colour: White
Purchase location: Parnell, Auckland
Label: Unlabelled Petrouska
Date: Circa 1976