Vintage Fashion Designs - Women's Workwear - Early 1980s watercolour painting

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

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

Some light overall age toning as shown. Glue and tape remnants along the lower right and left edges as shown, due to previous historical mounting. Wear and loss to the upper paper layer along the upper left as shown, with an additional small paper cut out glued to the surface in the upper left, likely from a previous design now removed. Creasing to various degrees in all four corners.
42.9cm x 25.1cm.

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-182

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