Tuesday, 8 October 2013

The Age of Aquarius - NZ Fashion Museum: Pop up exhibition 2. part

The Age of Aquarius - A 1970s revolution in fashion
NZ Fashion Museum
Geyser Building, 100 Parnell Rd, Auckland / New Zealand
Exhibition hours are 10am to 4.30pm. Open Monday-Saturday. 

After that I read the Fashion Museum's catalog about The Age of Aquarius, It was necessary to turn back second time to see the 70's garments. These clothes, carry a lot more interesting details than one might think at first glance. I discovered fabrics, print and knit techniques which has been completely forgotten so I would like share with you this experience.

Gold jumpsuit by Pepertree in satin jersey, loan courtesy of Christine Ludbrook
Full-skirted dress in red printed jersey knit with thin shoulder straps and back lacing,
Hullabaloo label 1977
Loan courtesy of  Fiona Carter 
Hullabaloo label 1977
Loan courtesy of  Fiona Carter 
Home sewn bright blue cotton velvet dress with embroidery.
Left: 3-piece dress in ombre-dyed peach silk with stencilled cloud, flower and butterfly motifs by Susan Holmes, loan courtesy of Aorewa McLeod
Right: Kimono jacket and trousers in black crepe with stencilled flying bird print by Susan Holmes
courtesy of Aorewa McLeod
Swirling coat in navy cotton velvet extensively stencil and block printed inside and out by Susan Holmes
courtesy of Aorewa McLeod
Custom made cape and full-lenght dress in blue jersey knit with stencilled flying bird print by Susan Holmes, 1976.
Loan courtesy of Karen Roberts

Ensemble  comprising - Hullaboloo blouse in small floral print rayon, unlabelled zip-front jacket in dusky pink crushed velvet,  Biba flared trousers in mushroom cotton sateen, unlabelled navy printed scarf.
Kaftan in bold geometric print on linen, Peer Gynt label.
Front: One-pice El Jay silk culotte in vibrant abstract floral print on black ground.
Loan courtesy of Diane Strevens
Back: Full lenght silver lurex knit dress with butterfly sleeves by Society.
Loan courtesy of Deborah Wilson
Evening dress by House of Raymonde in black crepe with silver braid belt and floor length cap sleeves in chiffon with circle motif,
Courtesy of Betty McCrostie

Bikini in orange cotton gingham by Maggy, worn with butterfly pedant necklace.
Loan courtesy of Anita Arlov
Block printed habotai silk shirt, unlabelled, courtesy of Liz Powell.
Printed panné velvet flares, Elle, Tudor Arcade Hamilton label, loan courtesy of Kathie Figgins

"... many ethnicities questioned how "safe" the testing of nuclear weapons was, it the French needed to do it in our Pacific neighbourhood, rather than in their own backyard."
NZ Fashion Museum's catalogue: The Age of Aquarius
"Hullaballo butique in Victoria St in 1970. This was an early concept store with the fittings, signage, props, music and lighting all carefully selected to support the brand image."
NZ Fashion Museum's catalogue: The Age of Aquarius

70's badges of the women's liberation movement

" The social climate was ripe for creative local solutions and that was reflected in the fashion of the day, both un what we wore and in the way our clothes were being made and sold."
NZ Fashion Museum's catalogue: The Age of Aquarius

Knickerbockers suit in brown corduroy by Colin Cole, unlabelled sheer printed lawn shirt, John Webster tie, ox blood platform shoes, PM by Maitland. Loan courtesy of Geoffrey Bailey
Cuffed flares in cream checked, unlabelled, orange muslin shirt with puppy ear collar, unlabelled, Fair Isle pattern knit tank top, Forum label. Sanders label photo print Tevira tie.
Unlined dark brown gabardine suit,  Zelfra label, yellow shirt with pintucked bib front, Summit label (loan courtesy of Kim Smith), unlabelled tie.

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