Wool check cape & scarf

After Colin Cole heard Mary Newman-Pound perform in 1985, he went backstage and said he wanted to make her a cape to take to London. Colin asked her to visit him in his Parnell boutique. "I arrived on my yellow 125 Honda wearing Ministry of Work bright yellow overalls. He took one look at me and threw the caramel coloured cape and scarf he'd made aside, took me to his fabric room and chose a glorious red check for a new full cape and huge collar & scarf." Mary says the cape is always admired, although sadly Auckland is not cold enough for frequent wearings. 


Credit: Loan courtesy of Mary Newman-Pound
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Colin Cole
Manufacturing location: 283 Parnell Road, Auckland
Garment type: Cape, scarf
Material: Wool
Colour: Red check
Purchase location: The Establishment, 283 Parnell Road, Auckland
Label: Colin Cole
Date: 1985