Asian fashions and fabrics -- the theme of a mannequin parade held in Melbourne by the women's group of the Australian-Asian Association.
Asian fashions and fabrics -- the theme of a mannequin parade held in Melbourne by the women's group of the Australian-Asian Association. The models were wives and daughters of Consular representatives and Asian students and nurses. From Ceylon - these colourful evening saris.
Now something for children. Andrew Leung and his sister Brenda in Chinese costume. They're followed by Mrs. Dorothea Balintong, wearing her mother's embroidered wedding jacket and skirt.
From Northern India, Mrs. Charles Francis wears a hostess gown of white embroidered silk. More than three-hundred guests watched the parade.
Another example of delicate Oriental fabric and design - a national costume of Thailand made from pure silk.
Miss Aida Del Castillo from the Philippines wears a dress of pineapple fibre material. Chinese silks, and paintings, carvings, scrolls and miniature dolls contributed to the Oriental atmosphere of the room in which the parade was held. After the models had paraded for a last display of their magnificently worked dresses, the afternoon became more informal. Members of the Asian community in Melbourne - including some of the models who had taken part in the display, mixed with the guests for afternoon tea. Some Asian delicacies - including cashew nuts from India and shrimp puffs were served with afternoon tea. It brought to an end a colourful event designed to strengthen the bands of friendship between Australia and Asia.