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Not currently on display at the V&A

Cardigan

ca. 1985 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This cardigan formed part of an outfit displayed in the exhibition Streetstyle, From Sidewalk to Catwalk, 1940 to Tomorrow held at the V&A in 1994-5. Created by the “Duffer” of St George for the autumn/winter season of 1993, the complete outfit consisted of this black, red and white ‘yardie cardie’, a printed cotton jersey t-shirt, worsted trousers and suede boots.

“The influence [for this outfit] came from the late 1960s/early 1970s reggae/yardie scene but also had many other stylistic references, i.e. early sixties Italian Beatnik and, more subtly, late seventies football casual. This in essence was the reason for its success – the multitude of meanings to many different types of people” (The “Duffer” of St George).


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Wool and suede
Brief Description
Cardigan, wool with suede trim, The "Duffer" of St George, London, Great Britain, ca. 1985
Physical Description
Black, red and white wool 'yardie cardie' with suede trim.
Dimensions
  • Weight: 0.74kg
Credit line
Given by the designer
Object history
Registered File number 1992/2594, Streetstyle exhibition 1994-1995, in the exhibition it was part of an outfit called 'Fashion Yardie - The Duffer of St George UK Autumn/Winter 1993' (includes the trousers T.383-1993, the boots T.144-1994 and the T-shirt T.145-1994).
Historical context
'Black, red and white ‘yardie cardie’, printed cotton jersey t-shirt, worsted trousers, suede boots.

“The influence came from the late 1960s/early 1970s reggae/yardie scene but also had many other stylistic references, i.e. early sixties Italian Beatnik and, more subtly, late seventies football casual. This in essence was the reason for its success – the multitude of meanings to many different types of people” (The Duffer of St George).

Given by The Duffer of St George.'
Summary
This cardigan formed part of an outfit displayed in the exhibition Streetstyle, From Sidewalk to Catwalk, 1940 to Tomorrow held at the V&A in 1994-5. Created by the “Duffer” of St George for the autumn/winter season of 1993, the complete outfit consisted of this black, red and white ‘yardie cardie’, a printed cotton jersey t-shirt, worsted trousers and suede boots.



“The influence [for this outfit] came from the late 1960s/early 1970s reggae/yardie scene but also had many other stylistic references, i.e. early sixties Italian Beatnik and, more subtly, late seventies football casual. This in essence was the reason for its success – the multitude of meanings to many different types of people” (The “Duffer” of St George).
Bibliographic Reference
Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads & Skaters : Subcultural Style from the Forties to the NinetiesDescribed in the exhibition publication, part of an outfit called 'Fashion Yardie - The Duffer of St George UK Autumn/Winter 1993'.
Collection
Accession Number
T.470-1992

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record createdAugust 8, 2007
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