Outfit, womens, jumper / leggings / scarf, womens, wool, designed by Jenny Kee, Australia, 1977

Made by Kee, Jenny in Australia, 1977.

Jenny Kee collection of clothing, textiles, artwork and archive, Australia/England/Japan/Africa/USA 1967-1995

Jenny Kee (born Sydney 1947) is one of Australia’s most important designers, best known for designing and retailing a unique range of colourful clothing and knitwear. One major theme links all aspects of this collection, Jenny Kee’s love of Australia’s unique natural environment. Her garments are a canvas for her artwork featuring images of native flora and fauna, the opal gem stone and...

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Outfit, womens, jumper / leggings / scarf, wool, designed by Jenny Kee, Australia, 1977.

Outfit comprising a jumper in 'My Shapes' design with leggings and scarf in 'Leger' design.

Jumper: long, loose fitting jumper made of polychrome wool hand knitted with abstract organic shapes in red, white, blue, yellow, green and orange. The jumper has a high round neckline and long straight sleeves, it is handsewn and unlined.

Leggings: a pair of leggings made of hand knitted polychrome wool in abstract shapes in yellow, black, red and green on a blue ground. They are handsewn and unlined.

Scarf: long hand knitted scarf with abstract shapes in yellow, black, red and green on a blue ground.

Production

This outfit was designed by Jenny Kee in Australia.

All are inspired by the work of well known artists, in particular Piet Mondrian and Ferdinand Leger.

Jenny Kee used a number of home-based, hand knitters to knit garments. She would provide them with the design and wool swatches for each colour.

This outfit was made in 1977.
Kee, Jenny 1977
Kee, Jenny

History

This outfit was worn by Jenny Kee in Australia.
Kee, Jenny

Source

Purchased 1999

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Outfit, womens, jumper / leggings / scarf, womens, wool, designed by Jenny Kee, Australia, 1977 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 29 March 2017, <https://ma.as/167399>
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