Anne Klein – the past and the futureWritten by Sher Matsen
Anne Klein – past and future
Fashion designer Anne Klein was born Hannah Golofski in New York City. She started as a sketcher on Seventh Avenue in 1938. In 1948 she launched Junior Sophisticates and in 1968 Anne Klein & Co was born.
Anne Klein was a fashion pioneer well known for understanding what women wanted. She was known for creating chic, sophisticated, wearable comfortable clothes that women would wear. She designed sophisticated sportswear for young women. She knew each woman’s wardrobe needed a blazer, trousers, and separates. Her designs were very popular within USA. Her clothes were synonymous with American style and were relevant to lives of women she designed for. The sportswear of today has its basis in Anne Klein, who defined what what women’s sportswear should be. In 1968 Anne Klein launched Anne Klein & Co. The company goal was to design and market sportwear separates that could be mixed and matched. She became an industry leader overnight.
Anne Klein & Co continued to grow and received numerous honors and award. Just at height of her success Anne Klein died in early 1974 from breast cancer. After years of financial difficulties and ownership changes Klein’s vision has once again become label’s guiding light. The company was recently taken over by Jones Apprale Group with Mark Mendelson taking over as president. Mark recently stated “The purpose of Anne Klein New York collection is to make fabulous clothes.” The company says changes are going to be gradual and subtle. The Anne Klein collection is now being designed by Michael Smaldone. You can find Anne Klein Collection Online At Neimanmarcus http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/template/catB6.jhtml?itemId=cat3650742&parentId=cat000034&masterId=cat000009 Or Nordstrom http://store.nordstrom.com/category/cat_boutique-medium.asp?category=2376778~2372811~2383417~2383694&siteid=d*BO/tAXm6A-fn1GDIWS7xH3c4eapLbpkA
Fruity Fashion Picks & Tricks for SummerWritten by Sher Matsen
Summer is here so it’s time to freshen up that wardrobe and make your fashion statement for season. If you’ve had a look around stores or boutiques you’ll notice some of pretties clothes and accessories are displaying fruit. Very upbeat and refreshing after winter blah. Well placed appliqués, amusing details, juicy colors make these articles of clothing girlish and flirty. The perfect look for weekends and casual days. We’ve got cherry print dresses, pineapple topped shirts, melon and kiwi print pants and host of other deliciously flavorable garments. If your wardrobe doesn’t consist of a lot of fruit why not added some fruit jewelry, Lemons, grapes, cherries – what ever your favorite you’ll be in style. Some of our favorite designer fashion fruit picks this month are: A cotton graphic T from J Crews selling for $28.00 Satin cropped fruited pants from D&G seliing for $365.00 available at Neiman Marcus stores A Silk cherry print skirt by Beth Bowley selling for $170.00 A cotton cherry print dress by Moschino Jeanna selling for $430 at Sloan Leather shoes with faux wood heal from Faryl-robin selling for $89.00 Rhinestone and Lucite lemon necklace from Alexis Bittar selling for $212 Straw hat with glass fruit charms from Hat Attack selling for $88 at Big Drop Canvas cherry wallet with strap from Louis Vuitton selling for $300
Yes my picks are designer picks and a little bit on pricey side, but you will find similar garments for affordable pricing at your local shops. You’ll find affordable blouses, t tops, pants, skirts, and dresses that fit this seasons look. Affordable costume jewelry in fruity theme can be found online at several different stores including us at Estate Jewelry International. The fruity jewelry dating from 1950s is a wonderful new addition for this season