1920s designers

The Neiger Brothers: Enduring Beauty

Neiger scarab beads in some of the rich colours they were produced  (Inger Sheil collection)   I can recall the precise moment I first encountered the work of the Neiger brothers. I was sitting in a cafe with friends under sunny New Zealand skies, and Sharon – a lady with a knack for finding excellent […]

Blanche Lebouvier – Couturier

A designer’s reputation in the fashion industry is subject to the vicissitudes of fortune – reputations wax and wane, and a celebrated name can lapse into obscurity between one decade and the next. Sometimes a combination of longevity and the designer’s own ingenious self-publicity can ensure that a reputation flourishes and endures, even at the […]