08 April 2009

bonnie cashin

i have been looking for a straw handbag and have yet to fins one this season...but i did fins something else...coaches new spring line inspired and in memory of bonnie cashin, their designer in the 60's that introduced toggles, small pouches and stripped lining to the coach bag

here is a blurb from the Bonnie Cashin foundation

One of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful American fashion designers of the twentieth-century, Bonnie Cashin (1907–2000) was revered for her intellectual, opinionated, and independent approach to ready-to-wear. She designed exclusively for herself and appealed to women who shared her nonconformist attitude, such as clients Marlene Dietrich, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Mary Quant. She worked with companies ranging from Herm├Ęs to American Airlines, and was handpicked for projects as diverse as advising the Indian government on export design and launching Coach as a maker of women's accessories. Through her contagious passion for her work, she crafted a life full of storybook tales of discovery and madcap adventure and became a design icon.


the first pics here are of bonnie and then some of her vintage original designs and then the next are of the new line coach has released inspired by her














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