It's not clear how or when the term Flapper first wound its way into the American vernacular. The expression probably originated in pre war England. According to a 1920's fashion writer, "flapper" initially described the sort of teenage girl whose gawky frame and posture were "supposed to need a certain type of clothing-long, straight lines to cover her awkwardness-and the stores advertised these gowns as "flapper-dresses."

About Me

Braintree, Essex, United Kingdom
I am a mature student,in my final year studying for a BA Hons in Fashion and Textiles. I have two children who give me lots of encouragement. They are both studying, one is currently at home and other living in London, but with whom I speak daily. I have a love of anything from the 1920's and have recently read a book that had the title "Flapper." The author was Joshua Zeitz and I found it to be an entertaining read. This is where I got the idea for the title for my Blog, Girlish Delights in Barrooms.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

"Flapper" Style evening wear.

We have just handed in our first semester's work and its going off to Indigo, Paris next week. My collection was inspired by my love of the 1920's and a visit to the V&A Museum.
I looked at Marni's spring/summer 2009 collection, I really liked the colours that had been used as well as the simple shapes and I feel that I would actually like to wear all of this collection. I used these colours for my colour story along with screen printing and beading to create a "Flapper" style evening wear collection.


Emily L Bone said...

Your photograph's look really professional and the designs stand out on the page. They look intricate, classic and elegant. Well done you should be proud of your finished pieces!

Anneka said...

Your work looks really professional. All those hours on photoshop really paid off, well done!

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