Trouser suit

Orange trouser suit

Trouser suit, crimplene and tank top, acrylic, designed by Diana MacKinnon for Dawn Breakers, about 1972-75.

Shirt, printed polyester, about 1975-78

Man-made fabrics came to the fore during the 1970s. They were used extensively for garments because they were inexpensive and much easier to clean and care for. Crimplene, a brand name for a type of polyester made by ICI, is easy to wash, dries quickly and doesn't crease, making it ideal for suits like this one.

Orange was a particularly popular colour in the 1970s, and was often combined with brown in both fashion and interior design.

Gift of Brenda Snell 1988
1988.202.1, 2 & 3