Vintage Bonnie Cashin For Sills Classic Pink Scotland Cashmere Sweater Minty For Sale

ORIGINAL VINTAGE BONNIE CASHIN SCOTTISH CASHMERE SWEATER, IN HER SIGNATURE PINK. LABEL: SILLS, 100% CASHMERE FROM SCOTLAND. EXCELLENT LIGHTLY WORN PREOWNED CONDITION. NO HOLES, NO ODORS, NO STAINS. My mother had the leather toggle-closure Cashin jacket and the pink raincoat and the bucket bag, all of it loved and cared for by her. BUST 38 IN/ 96.5 CM
SLEEVE LENGTH 22 1/2 IN /57 CM
OVERALL LENGTH FROM CENTER COLLAR BACK TO BOTTOM HEM 22 IN/ 56.5 CM
from fuzzylizzie.com"Bonnie Cashin (1915-2000) is considered to be one of the great innovators of modern fashion. She was introduced to fashion design by her mother, a custom dress maker. While she was still in high school, Cashin began designing costumes for a local dance troupe in southern California, and before long she was in New York City, designing for the Roxy Theater. Her designs attracted the attention of Carmel Snow, who arranged for Cashin to meet Louis Adler, the owner of Adler & Adler, a coat and suit manufacturer. Cashin was hired as head designer in 1937, and she worked at Adler & Adler until 1943. Her designs during this time carry only the Adler & Adler label, but Cashin kept a scrapbook in which she cut out pictures from the fashion magazines and checked the clothes that were designed by her! By 1943, Bonnie Cashin left New York and went back to California to design for the movies. From 1943-49 she worked at 20th Century Fox. But in 1949 she returned to New York and to Adler & Adler. Cashin was determined to create clothing for all aspects of an active, modern woman’s life. In order to do this, she began working for several different manufacturers at the same time. For Adler & Adler, she continued to do wool and tweed coats and suits, at Main Street Rainwear she did raincoats, and she also did lingerie and knitwear for other makers. In 1953, Bonnie Cashin started one of the best known of her many design assignments – working as head designer at Sills and Company, a leather house run by Phillip Sills. Cashin began making leather garments as fashion – skirts, pants and slacks, in addition to coats and jackets. She also became known for her mixing of fabrics and textures, such as leather with tweed or mohair, and suede with canvas. Cashin designed for Sills until 1977. Cashin was inspired by everyday objects. The story goes that she got the idea to use metal toggles as closures on her clothing by observing the way her convertible top attached to her car. Her clothes were full of new and interesting closures – dog leash clasps, toggles, ties and snaps instead of the usual zippers and buttons. She also loved garments that had multiple uses, and she all but invented the idea of layering clothing. And her clothing was always designed with ease of use in mind – handbags with double entries, handbags built into garments and hooks to easily change the length of a skirt. In 1962, Bonnie Cashin was hired by the then new line of leather handbags, Coach. Cashin applied some of the same principles she used in designing clothing to her designs at Coach. Her handbags were for the modern woman. She used brightly dyed leathers and many had attached purses. She also did matching accessories such as wallets, and as she did in her clothing, she used interesting closures and hardware. Cashin continued to design for Coach until 1974. Throughout her long career, Cashin worked for many different firms, including the Scottish Cashmere company, Ballantyne 1964 – 1968, Crescendoe and Superb gloves, Modelia and Russ Taylor raincoats, and Meyers handbags. In 1972 she started The Knittery, a company that produced knit-to-fit sweaters. In 1977 she started her “Cashin Country” line. Bonnie Cashin retired from designing in 1985. If you have a garment with Bonnie Cashin’s name on it, then it was designed by her. She never entered into any licensing agreements, and never employed assistant designers. Today, Cashin’s designs often look so modern as to make a casual observer of her work think, “What’s the big deal?” But actually, that’s the point. Cashin’s work was so influential that today most of her innovations are commonplace." Written by Lizzie Bramlett, fuzzylizzie.com
 Vintage Bonnie Cashin For Sills Classic Pink Scotland Cashmere Sweater Minty

This item has been shown times.

Buy Now

Vintage Bonnie Cashin For Sills Classic Pink Scotland Cashmere Sweater Minty:
$128




Vintage Dalton Cashmere Cardigan Sweater With Violets Gorgeous  picture
Vintage Dalton Cashmere Cardigan Sweater With Violets Gorgeous


Vtg 50's 60's Angora Lambs Wool Sweater Hand Art Screen Print Darlene Angelon picture
Vtg 50's 60's Angora Lambs Wool Sweater Hand Art Screen Print Darlene Angelon


Vintage Wool Hand Embroidered Floral Cardigan picture
Vintage Wool Hand Embroidered Floral Cardigan


1950s Vintage Cardigan Fringe Trim Orange Flowers Cream Pinup Retro Rockabilly  picture
1950s Vintage Cardigan Fringe Trim Orange Flowers Cream Pinup Retro Rockabilly


Vintage Dolman 1940s 40s 1950s 50s Cobalt  Pearls Knit Pullover Side Zip Sweater picture
Vintage Dolman 1940s 40s 1950s 50s Cobalt Pearls Knit Pullover Side Zip Sweater


1950s Vintage White Cable Knit Cardigan Sweater Raised Pink Yarn Roses Small S picture
1950s Vintage White Cable Knit Cardigan Sweater Raised Pink Yarn Roses Small S


True Vintage 60's Cardigan Emerald Green Wool Size Small   Euc picture
True Vintage 60's Cardigan Emerald Green Wool Size Small Euc


Vntg 60's Catalina Jacquard Hipster Womens Celtic Sweater Red White Blue Sz Med picture
Vntg 60's Catalina Jacquard Hipster Womens Celtic Sweater Red White Blue Sz Med


Vintage 1950 Bombshell Pin-up Trophy Crochet Knitted Cropped Pearl Beaded Top picture
Vintage 1950 Bombshell Pin-up Trophy Crochet Knitted Cropped Pearl Beaded Top


Vintage Hanes Pro,s Choice Orlon Acrylic Sweater Vest 40s  50s  picture
Vintage Hanes Pro,s Choice Orlon Acrylic Sweater Vest 40s 50s


Follow Us!