Vintage Fashions Designs - Women's Dresses - Early 1980s watercolour painting

An original early 1980s watercolour painting, Vintage Fashion Designs - Women's Dresses.

A carefree watercolour fashion design, with pen and ink, of women's casual dresses. On Daler Line & Wash board mounted with Hollingsworth paper. 

Some very minor foxing and light overall age toning as shown. Minor crease to the upper right corner. Areas of wear and loss to the upper paper layer along the upper left edge, and along the lower edge, likely due to a historical removal of mounting tape. Otherwise, in very good condition. 
33.4cm x 24.5cm.

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-179

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