Sunflower

Dress Fabric
1994 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Screen-printed silk satin
Brief Description
Screen printed silk satin dress fabric with sunflower motif, blue and white colourway, Gary Page for Red or Dead, England, 1994.
Physical Description
Screen printed silk satin with sunflower motif, blue and white colourway
Dimensions
  • Length: 245cm
  • Width: 142cm
Production typeMass produced
Credit line
Given by Gary Page
Object history
This fabric was designed for the Spring Summer 1994 collection.
Production
Gary Page was chief designer for Red or Dead



Attribution note: Printed with four colour separation by Belford Prints, Macclesfield

Reason For Production: Retail
Subject depicted
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
T.6-2007

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record createdMarch 21, 2007
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