Saturday, June 21, 2008

American Sportswear ~ 1850 - 1970

Starting on Monday, June 23rd, I'll be conducting a workshop on the development of American Sportswear. This will take place on the Vintagefashionguild.org public forums, which are open to all. You don't have to register in order to read the workshop, but in order to post a question or a photo, you will need to register as a friend.

The workshop will continue through Wednesday, with a different topic being discussed each day. So a bit of a preview: The workshop will start with a brief historical overview, and will slide right into bathing suits. I'd love to see what you have in the way of vintage swimwear, and also vintage photos of bathing beauties would be good to share.

On Tuesday, I'll talk about how sportswear evolved in private situations: women's colleges, summer camps... Got gymsuits? Time to show them off. Again vintage photos would also be great.

On Wednesday, I'll talk a little about active sportswear - tennis, bicycling, golf, hiking, skiing.... And then how active sportswear spilled over into the everyday lives of women. I'll briefly mention some of the sportswear greats- McCardell, Carolyn Schurner, Tom Brigance and many more.

Workshop starts around noon. See you there!

***Added by Vintage Bulletin - Be sure to check out these discussions for great info and images. See the swimsuit thread here - http://www.vintagefashionguild.org/forums/viewthread.php?tid=54057

3 comments:

Hoardmeister said...

Thanks for this, Lizzie!

pam said...

I will soooo be there! Thanks Lizzie!

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

Vintage bathing beauties?! I've got to check that out.