Bonnie Cashin is a Designer of unique distinction.
Inspired by mid-century modernism she is responsible for bringing change and a sense of purpose to the fashion and furniture art world.
Bonnie Cashin is the Mother of American Sportswear.
A modern-day icon, defined as a modernist and an artist, Bonnie Cashin (ca. 1908-2000) became a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American fashion designer.
Her influence in the world of fashion and furniture art is significant.
Recognised for her superior intellect, she was very opinionated with an independent fashion style.
Bonnie Cashin is the Mother of American Sportswear and will be remembered as one of fashion’s most influential designers.
Creating ready-to-wear clothing.
She worked for numerous private design studios and designed for around 50 companies including Internationally famous Hermès and American Airlines.
Bonnie Cashin spent the late 1920s and 1930s designing dance costumes for showgirls.
In the 1940s she created film costumes for Twentieth Century-Fox.
By the Mid-Century, she was creating ready-to-wear clothing.
Fashion is aligned to modern designer furniture.
In 1951 Bonnie Cashin explained to an audience her fashions designs were aligned to modern furniture designs and modern architecture.
Special recognition went to modern designers; Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Charles and Ray Eames and Le Corbusier.
All of these great visionaries have created a lasting dynasty in modern designer furniture.
Bonnie Cashin understood the unique sympathetic relationship between modern designer furniture, architecture and fashion.
Clothes are our first environment and our home is our second environment.
In the 1960,s Bonnie Cashin was showing her fashion in modern designer furniture settings.
A new and innovative style of fashion shows.
She created ‘Home Settings’ furnished with Mid-Century Contemporary and Modernist Furniture to show her latest fashion designs.
It was at the time considered to be slightly rebellious to move away from the normal style of fashions shows in hotel ballrooms.