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Vintage Bowles

As I was scouring the Vogue website this week I came across the Vintage Bowles web series.  It’s an amazing journey of how Hamish Bowles, International Editor at Large for Vogue, travels around the world seeking pieces for his legendary couture collection. Season one is on the Vogue website and it features garments by Nina Ricci, Charles James, Geoffrey Beene and YSL.  It’s such a personal view into Hamish Bowles’ passion for vintage collections.

http://http://video.vogue.com/series/vintage-bowles

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New Brand Golden Hook Employs Grandmothers to Produce Knits

goldenhook.com

  • Who:  French-based brand Golden Hook, founded by 25-year-old Jérémy Emsellem.
  • What:  Golden Hook gives a new meaning to “granny couture.”  All products are hand-knitted by French “grannies,” and customers are able to choose which granny knits their item.  The line includes scarves, beanies, snoods, ties, bow-ties, bow-accented headbands, and even necklaces and bracelets with knitted accents.  Prices range from $33 for a bracelet to between $230-460 for a scarf.
  • Where:  Currently, Golden Hook makes international deliveries to the U.S., but the brand will employing New York grannies to launch its American online boutique in September 2011.
  • Why:  According to Golden Hook’s website, Emsellem realized that elderly women, especially those in retirement homes, were often bored.  “He came up with the idea that they might enjoy knitting and helping him in their spare time,” the site says.
  • How:  All products are hand-knitted and made with authentic materials, like French wool, mohair, angora, Gong cotton from Egypt, and alpaca.

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