Outfit

Kay George
1998

Type Outfits
Title.Series Outfit
Measurements Size 14
Materials.Medium Linen.
The dress was made from linen and the jacket was 8oz canvas.
Materials.Support Printing Ink
Techniques Hand-Painted
Creator.Personal name Kay George
Role Artist
Date.Creation 1998
This garment was especially created for the 1998 Pasifika fashion show.
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Site Japan
ID Number.NZDA Number poi_ap_kage_005
Style/Period.Period 1990's
Style/Period.Style Pacific
Kay was influenced by urban Manukau streetwear. The baggy clothes worn by young people in this city.
Culture Pacific
Kay has a strong personal connection to the Cook Islands and her imagery reflects this.
Subject Bold triagular shapes, bright red, black and white and green patterns.
Subject Pacific pattern.
Subject Dress and over jacket.
Relation one off
Description This colourful outfit is a good example of Kay's garments from this period. She used bold pattern and strong colours to create her unique designs. Her influences were the music and baggy street gear that was worn in this very Polynesian city. She created the garment for the 1998 Pasifika fashion show.
Source Kay George
Kay George provided information about this work in 2000.
Source Jean Clarkson
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation.
Rights Kay George
Permission was given by the artist to present this work in the NZDA.

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