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Glomesh - Iconic 1960s Glamour

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Glomesh is a historical Australian brand which has been producing chain mail bags since 1958. The label was started by Hungarian immigrants Alice and Louis Kennedy, who brought their experience from the European couture scene. Alice was the model for the first export catalogue (pictured here) and continued to be the face of the brand.


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Psychedelic styles from the 60s & 70s

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The mid 1960s to early 1970s saw the peak of the hippie movement. This counterculture began influencing mainstream fashion; with roots in the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements, psychedelic experimentation, and patterns found in nature. This era happens to be one of our favourites - who can resist the flamboyant textiles, dramatic silhouettes and quirky advertising of the day? Which look is your favourite?

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What the “ideal” woman’s body looked like in the 30’s

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Today women are bombarded with countless messages and images of how they are “supposed” to look in order to be considered attractive, and this was no different in the 1930s. As sports for women became more popular in recent years, the “boyish” athletic look was considered most desirable. This was until the late 1930s when […]

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Who knew Leonardo Da Vinci was a handbag designer?

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Leonardo Da Vinci is considered one of the world’s greatest painters of all time – famous for his Mona Lisa, the Last Supper and the Vitruvian Man. As it turns out he was also a handbag designer and now one of his designs will be manufactured and sold this year by Italian luxury leather goods […]

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