Tag Archives: swimwear

Esse Purse Museum does Swimwear!

This post is a little late… In 2016 we loaned these bathing suits from the FHM collection to the Esse Purse Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas. I think they did a great job creating decade cases that put the suits … Continue reading

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Patent fashions – Puckered swimwear 1938

British patent GB486475 (Publiation Date: 1938-06-03) for elastic fabric. SYMINGTON & CO., Ltd., R. & W. H., and BILLING, G. W. March 30, 1937, No. 9090. The invention relates to garments, particularly but not exclusively intended for bathers or swimmers, … Continue reading

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100 Years of Swimwear

These past few months the Esse Purse Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas has been showcasing 10 bathing suits from the Fashion History Museum collection with the 1930s and up augmented with hats, sunglasses, and other fun beach paraphernalia. The show … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – Rose Marie Reid’s earliest line – Skintite

I first blogged about Rose Marie Reid in my first ‘Canadian Fashion Connection’ post nearly six years ago. However, last week I found an example of the very first design she created that got her into the swimwear business. So here is a … Continue reading

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Eastern Bloc fashion

As anyone who grew up in the West between the 1950s and 1970s will attest – we were told the Eastern bloc was the centre of all evil and ‘they’ wanted to destroy our way of life. ‘Those’ people lived … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection: Murray-Kay Limited

Murray-Kay Ltd. began when George B. Wylie set up a drapery dry goods store in the late 1840’s at 21 King street East in Toronto. The company was renamed ‘Wylie and Murray’ when Wylie took on Mr. W.A. Murray as … Continue reading

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