Friday, March 30, 2012

Design Inspiration

André Fashion Studios, a New York design firm specializing in ladies coats and suits, sold fashion sketches to various clothing manufacturers.  Thanks to a collaboration between the Fashion Institute of Technology and New York Public Library, there is a wonderful digital archive of these fantastic fashion drawings and sketches from the 1930's to early 1940's.  The archive lets you refine your search by year, season, design detail, or famous designers such as Schiaparelli, Creed, or Paquin, to name a few.  The following is just a small sampling of fashion sketches from the archive. 

Click HERE to visit this fabulous archive.  Enjoy!

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