Charles Frederick Worth, the Father of Couture

By | March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Fashion, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Donna Klein   The Seeds of Couture   Charles Frederick Worth was born in 1825 in Bourne, England. He was the youngest of five children born to William and Ann Worth and only one of two children (he and his brother) who survived to adulthood. His father abandoned the family by the time Charles [...]

Redfern Ltd. – Under Charles Poynter Redfern

By | February 26th, 2016|Categories: Edwardian Era, Fashion, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Donna Klein   Redfern - from John to Charles   Three years before John Redfern's death in 1895, his sons took over the the company and changed the name to Redfern Ltd. This seamless transition allowed the fashion house to move forward, mostly through the creative thinking of his son, Charles Poynter Redfern (1853 [...]