Monday, May 31, 2010

Sri Threads

This week I am going to post images from the website Sri Threads. It is a by appointment textile gallery located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. They specialize in antique Japanese folk textiles. They have an extensive online site where you can check out their collection. You can also purchase pieces online. Hopefully someday we can stop in can check it out in person.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Granite Pail Collectibles Crochet

Here are some antique crochet bags circa 19th century from Granite Pail Collectibles.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

More Beaded Bags

Here are some more beaded bags from Granite Pail Collectibles to check out.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Granite Pail Collectibles

Not sure what search made me find these, but here are some patterned beaded bags from Granite Pail Collectibles. They specialize in antique jewelry, textiles, purses and portrait miniatures. They have an amazing collection of antique beaded purses for sale. The ones pictured here are from the 19th century.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Etoffes Et Tapis Etrangers Geos

Here are some Art Deco Geo Patterns from Etoffes Et Tapis Etrangers found on the New York Public Library Digital Collection Site.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Etoffes Et Tapis Etrangers

Here are some more vintage prints I found while searching the NYPL Digital Collection. These are from the 20's by Maurice Pillard.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Henri Gillet

The New York Public Library Digital Collection is such a treasure trove. I was looking for something in particular and ended up stumbling onto these prints by Henri Gillet from the late 1800's - 1920.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bonnie Cashin - Coach

Bonnie Cashin launched Coach's women's division in 1962. I love the whole integrated change purse idea.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bonnie's Belted Dresses

Bonnie seems to have been very fond of belted styles. Here are a few images to check out.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bonnie's Coats

Here are some coats by Bonnie Cashin. She always had a great rustic style to fabrics.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Bonnie Cashin

Bonnie Cashin was another quintessential American Sportswear Designer. Here she is above in her studio. Below are some of her more casual pieces. If you have a chance check out the Bonnie Cashin Foundation it is amazing how much she did in her lifetime.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Claire McCardell - Evening

Here are some evening looks from Claire McCardell. The image directly below is the designer wearing her own creation.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Claire McCardell - Daytime

Here are some cotton daytime looks from Claire McCardell. Besides the Yellow one at the Bottom, they looks like you could have bought them off the rack today.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Claire McCardell

When I think of American style, Claire McCardell is one of the 1st to come to mind. Not sure if they will have any of her garments in the Costume Institute's exhibit, but they should since she is acknowledged as the creator of the "American Look." Here are some images of her Play Suits and Bathing Suits.