Val Moon and Debbie Hudson, known for classic knitted tube dresses and leotards, decided to liven things up by adding some mad accessories to their range: a snake boa made from wool, chenille and metallic threads, which can be wired on to any plain outfit, coiled any way the wearer chooses; outsized dragonflies: sinister vampire bats complete with with red beads scattered like drops of blood (popular with Dracula fans) and exotic orchid lilies. The accessories are not cheap, costing from £10 to £25, and the strapless tube dresses cost £45: all to order from Chantal, 73 St John’s Wood High Street, London, NW8. Words: RAE LAURIKIETIS Pictures: JANE ENGLAND.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from The Sunday Times Magazine, October 22nd 1978.
Another pair of ‘lost’ knitwear designers. Why do knitwear people seem to get lost much more easily? If anyone knows anything about Val or Debbie, please do let me know! These accessories are so perfect.
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Hi Emma do you the name of this model by any chance? Thanks : )
Sadly not I’m afraid. I will let you know if I ever find out!
I was a knitwear designer (now a painter living in NYC) and I knew Debbie and Val very well…in fact Debbie and I have done books together in the 80’s.
Val I believe is now a jewelry designer living in Brighton UK.
Debbie is not a lost and forgotten knitwear designer…in fact she is one of the most well known knitwear designers in the UK but she is better known now by her married name, Debbie Bliss.
Hope that helps you. Louise