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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1988 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crolla, Scott, born 1955 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr E.J.S. Kulukundis

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Challenging the prevailing taste for sober, minimalist black some designers in the mid-1980s created colourful alternatives for men’s formalwear. Here, Scott Crolla has re-created a traditional Nehru jacket silhouette but in dramatic silver and black silk. In a modern mixing of traditions Crolla uses a fabric based on an Italian Renaissance textile design. Crolla design’s drew on ethnic and historical styles, often incorporating exotic fabrics, as seen in this jacket. He also worked for Georgina Godley for some time, producing collections that reinvigorated London's fashion industry in the 1980s.

Physical description

Man's jacket of black and silver patterned silk.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1988 (made)


Crolla, Scott, born 1955 (designer)

Materials and Techniques



Weight: 0.94 kg

Object history note

Registered File number 1992/884.

Descriptive line

Man's jacket of patterned silk, designed by Scott Crolla, England, 1988


Silk (textile)


Fashion; Textiles; Men's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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