Vintage Fashion Designs - Family Leisurewear - Early 1980s watercolour painting


An original early 1980s watercolour painting, Vintage Fashion Designs - Family Leisurewear.

A lively watercolour fashion design, with pen and ink and heightened with white paint highlights, of family leisure and sportswear. On Daler Line & Wash board mounted with Hollingsworth paper. 

Some light overall age toning as shown. Crease to the upper right and lower left corners. A small areas of white corrective paint visible near the trouser legs as shown. Otherwise, in very good condition. 
32.6cm x 28.5cm.

This drawing is part of a collection of fabulous British fashion designs we have for sale, dating from the early 1980s, which are a fantastic record of their time. They are likely advertisement designs for retail such as a department store, or clothing catalogue, and – with their confident smiles, sharp tailoring and structured silhouettes – they epitomise the zeitgeist of the decade our contemporary society was born. They are images of confidence and aspiration, reflecting a society that, more than ever, was defined by owning things and buying things, by designer labels and High Street brand names.

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Product code: JK-181

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