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 [...]

Jacques Doucet – Great Old Master of Fashion Design

By | February 19th, 2016|Categories: Edwardian Era, Fashion, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Donna Klein   Doucet - a Name in Fashion for Three Generations   Jacques Doucet may not be a household name anymore, but he was once one of the most prosperous and well-respected fashion designers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Doucet name had been associated with lingerie and fine linen [...]

Paul Poiret – Fashion Revolutionary

By | January 29th, 2016|Categories: Fashion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By Donna Klein Seeds of a Fashion Revolution Paul Poiret was born into a house of modest means in Paris, France, in 1879. From the time he was a youngster, he had a large opinion of himself. So much so, that according to Bowles, his parents apprenticed him to an umbrella maker, hoping this would [...]

Legends of Fashion – Christian Dior

By | January 28th, 2016|Categories: Fashion, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Donna Klein   When we think of Christian Dior today, perfume, makeup, and accessories come to mind, as well as a fashion label that has been successful for nearly 60 years. World War II brought austerity measures to every industry, even fashion. Once the conflict ended, women were ready to shed the masculine look [...]