Jan Taylor, Australia's representative at the Miss International beauty pageant in California, 1964, wore this dress as her 'national costume'. It was designed by Beryl Jents, a leading Sydney designer of the 1940s-60s, to promote Australia and Australian fashion to overseas audiences. The dress is embroidered with state floral emblems and wildflowers, including wattle. (Source: National Museum of Australia).
THE LUXURY OF COMFORT Our own apparel label Sustain, is committed to using fabrics and processes that are ecologically sensitive and which energise craft communities. "The importance of sustaining crafts cannot be overemphasized. At the economic, social and cultural level we would be impoverished if we were to devalue our crafts, which are the wellspring of our creativity and that provide livelihood to millions of men and women." - Anita Lal #SustainableLuxury