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Dress fabric - Sunflower


  • Object:

    Dress fabric

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1994 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Page, Gary (designer)
    Red or Dead (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen-printed silk satin

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Gary Page

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Gary Page was the chief designer at British fashion label Red or Dead, created in the early 1980s by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway. Their philosophy was to provide innovative, high fashion at affordable prices. This sunflower print was designed to enhance sophisticated eveningwear. The motif was chosen purely for its visual impact without any subliminal message, taking inspiration from the simple pleasures of life.

'The sunflowers are lovely, they sum up summer, its not complicated or deep, its just nice' said Wayne Hemingway.

Physical description

Screen printed silk satin with sunflower motif, blue and white colourway

Place of Origin

England (made)


1994 (made)


Page, Gary (designer)
Red or Dead (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Screen-printed silk satin


Length: 245 cm, Width: 142 cm

Object history note

This fabric was designed for the Spring Summer 1994 collection.

Descriptive line

Screen printed silk satin dress fabric with sunflower motif, blue and white colourway, Gary Page for Red or Dead, England, 1994.

Production Note

Gary Page was chief designer for Red or Dead

Attribution note: Printed with four colour separation by Belford Prints, Macclesfield
Reason For Production: Retail


Silk satin


Screen printing

Subjects depicted




Production Type

Mass produced


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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