Today, I was looking up Osti Fashions as a fellow blogger, Recycled Fashion had a photo of a skirt she had up cycled by making shorter and it very much reminded me of dresses my own mother wore in the 1980's and 1990's. I bet actually, if I searched through my Mum's wardrobe today, I would still find them, but that is another matter ...
Anyway, in my googling for this company, I found this ...
"Strike a Pose ... with Lee Lin Chin features 89 images taken by Australian Government photographers during the 1960s and 70s to promote the burgeoning Australian fashion industry. Many images are drawn from the collection of the Australian News and Information Bureau, which took images to promote Australian industry and lifestyle overseas."
National Archives of Australia
The exhibition is currently running at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and runs until 12 December 2010, but you don't need to go to see the fashions! Simply click on the link!
It is also being shown at other regional galleries including Gippsland, Port Pirie, Gladstone, Cairns, Western Plains (Dubbo), Bundaberg and Brisbane (City ... lol, not regional!) as listed here.
This interested me and I wanted to share!