1971, en-au, English, Object edition: Trophy - Australian Wool Fashion Awards, Ricardo Knitwear, 1971 Ricardo Knitwear (Awarded To); International Wool Secretariat (Awarded By)

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Trophy - Australian Wool Fashion Awards, Ricardo Knitwear, 1971
 
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Physical Description
  • item
  • object
  • Dimensions: 110 mm (Length), 110 mm (Width), 355 mm (Height)
Published
  • Museum Victoria, 1971
Language
  • en-au
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Trophy - Australian Wool Fashion Awards, Ricardo Knitwear, 1971
Creator
  • Ricardo Knitwear (Awarded To)
  • International Wool Secretariat (Awarded By)
Published
  • Museum Victoria, 1971
Physical Description
  • item
  • object
  • Dimensions: 110 mm (Length), 110 mm (Width), 355 mm (Height)
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Summary
  • Trophy won by Ricardo Knitwear, at the Australian Wool Fashion Awards in 1971. Ricardo Knitwear was a Melbourne firm that specialised in expensive, classic knitwear for men and women. The company was based in Johnston Street, Collingwood and operated from 1958 to 1978. It was founded by Richard Charlupski, a Polish migrant who arrived in Australia in 1950. Richard named the company 'Ricardo Knitwear' to play on the public perception that Italian knitwear was the finest in the world. While Richard had some workers in his factory much of the work was done by outworkers, of whom the most important was Edda Azzola, a migrant from Pontebba, Italy. Richard regarded Italian migrant women as the best workers in the knitwear industry and employed them exclusively. Ricardo knitwear was sold in Myer and David Jones department, top-end boutiques and the exclusive Georges department store. The Australian Wool Fashion Awards were an initiative of the International Wool Secretariat to encourage original design in pure wool. This was a 'Supreme Award', presented to the best collection of women's wear across all categories.
  • Pale gold resin in stylized human form on a wooden base with two engraved brass plaques.
  • On first plaque: Ricardo Knitwear Pty Ltd /​ 1971 Supreme Award /​ Women's Knitwear On second plaque: Australian Wool Fashion Awards
  • Studio photograph of a female model wearing a light coloured double breasted woolen jacket with a matching pencil skirt. The garments in the photograph were designed by Richard Charlupski and made by Edda Azzola of Ricardo Knitwear, Melbourne.
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Language
  • en-au
  • English
Image Number
  • HT 24479

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