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Fashion design

Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    England (designed)

  • Date:

    1963 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Green, Jane Elizabeth (Miss) (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and watercolour on coloured paper with a swatch of pink tweed pinned to the paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jane Elizabeth Green

  • Museum number:

    E.417-2015

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 503, case FD, shelf 17

Jane Elizabeth Green trained as a fashion designer at the London College of Fashion in 1957-58 and at the Royal College of Art from 1958 to 1961. In her graduating year she was given the Frederick Starke Travelling Award for the best designer of wholesale fashion, which enabled her to travel to New York and Florence. Despite the premium attached to couture design, Green always wanted to design for the high street; her clothes were put into production by the fashion designer and promoter Frederick Starke and she produced designs for the Wallis chain. She went into teaching and was a lecturer in fashion and textiles at Hornsey and Nottingham College of Art from 1963 to 1966. Thereafter she departed from her design career, undertook secretarial work and trained as a lawyer; she was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1993.

Physical description

Design for a knee-length, pink, tweed coat illustrated from the front and back. The design on the left is coloured with pink watercolour. A swatch of pink tweed fabric is pinned to the bottom left of the paper.

Place of Origin

England (designed)

Date

1963 (designed)

Artist/maker

Green, Jane Elizabeth (Miss) (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and watercolour on coloured paper with a swatch of pink tweed pinned to the paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Wallis Shops '63'
Inscribed in pencil; bottom right

Dimensions

Height: 32.3 cm, Width: 21.6 cm

Descriptive line

Fashion design for a pink tweed coat by Jane Elizabeth Green, pen and watercolour on paper, England, 1963

Materials

Paper; Ink; Watercolour; Fabric

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Coat

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Fashion; Clothing

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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