Designing Women

19 magazine, 1970s, Harri Peccinotti, Inspirational Images, kingston college of art, lingerie, loungewear, underwear, Vintage Editorials
From left to right: Biscuit nightie, with matching negligee, designed by Larraine Gibbons. Pyjamas, with elasticated waistband, short-sleeved top, and lounge jacket, with two pockets, designed by Doraine Armstrong. None of the items had been priced when we went to press.

Students at the Kingston College of Art had an interesting assignment set them recently by Miss Selfridge. The store wanted young designs for young people and asked the students to make up a complete wardrobe of clothes, from undies right through to coats, keeping Miss Selfridge and its many branches in mind. The garments had to be commercial in the widest sense, suitable for sale all over the country. From the many beautiful designs sent in, Miss Selfridge chose what it thought were the best for retail. The one to make the most money will win its designer a trip to Paris. We photographed a selection in the lingerie range, all made in Dicel, to show you what’s in store.

Photographed by Peccinotti.

Scanned from 19 Magazine, February 1974.

Cami-knickers, with button opening, by Elizabeth Gillis.
Shortie pyjamas. Designed by Doraine Armstrong.

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