Design sketch for an evening gown, by Marjorie Field, London, 1940's. This design for an evening dress is based on a previous sketch. A band of material falls vertically from the waist, creating a scalloped bottom edge on the skirt. A smaller pencil sketch to the right shows the back of the dress. There is a slight difference from the other design in the front drape and the different color binding around the neck and the lower hip.
Nettle - Louise Richardson - is one of Norfolk’s foremost artists. Her dresses made from novel materials are a must-see attraction; as well as highly collectible. Nails, snake skin, modesty seed pods and hymn books reworked into familiar garments, her ingenious, beautiful creations invite us to question the nature of fabric and the purpose of adornment.