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Trouser suit

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1993 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morrow, Hamish, born 1968 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Synthetic satin, organza and ostrich feathers

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Hamish Morrow

  • Museum number:

    T.461 to 463-1993

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Blue synthetic satin trouser suit, jacket cut with high-waisted double-breasted pair of buttons below bust and straight-cut satin trousers. Designed to be worn with accompanying blue synthetic organza blouse with ostrich feather collar and cuffs.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1993 (made)

Artist/maker

Morrow, Hamish, born 1968 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Synthetic satin, organza and ostrich feathers

Dimensions

Weight: 1.24 kg Jacket, trousers and shirt

Object history note

Registered File number 1993/1540, Streetstyle exhibition 1994-1995, in the exhibition it was part of an outfit called 'Street Style 1993-4 UK' (includes the shoes T.678:1, 2-1995).

This was exhibited in the Streetstyle show as an example of contemporary street wear.

This is an extremely early example of the work of Hamish Morrow. Since making this suit in 1993, he has gone on to become a well-known fashion designer. He started his studies at Central St Martins in 1989, and eventually graduated from the RCA with a MA in menswear fashion design. After several placements in Milan, he worked under the creative direction of John Bartlett at Byblos during the 1990s. In 2000 he returned to London to launch his first own-label fashion collection in Feb 2001, during London Fashion Week.

Descriptive line

Suit, jacket, trousers and blouse, blue satin trouser suit with ostrich-feather trimmed organza blouse, Hamish Morrow, London, Great Britain, 1993

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Described in the exhibition publication, part of an outfit called 'Street Style 1993-4 UK'.
Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads & Skaters : Subcultural Style from the Forties to the Nineties

Materials

Synthetic fibre; Organza; Ostrich feathers

Techniques

Satin weave; Sewing

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project; Informal wear; Evening wear; Streetstyle exhibition 1994

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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