Ryerson Fashion Research Collection

Opening the closet door to a Canadian fashion archive

Thinking of spring flowers!

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By Ingrid Mida, Collection Co-ordinator

The snow is beginning to melt and it seems like spring might be round the corner. Fashion-wise this always makes me think of spring-like colours and floral motifs. Christian Dior once said: “After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.” Here is a small sampling of dresses from the Fashion Research Collection that make me think of spring flowers.

Printed floral silk chiffon dress with tiered handkerchief hem ca. 1929-1932 FRC1989.04.007

Printed floral silk chiffon dress with tiered handkerchief hem ca. 1929-1932 FRC1989.04.007

Pink paisley long-sleeved jersey knit dress with quilted skirt and self-belt, Simpsons The Room, ca.1965-1968. FRC1989.05.086A+B

Pink paisley long-sleeved jersey knit dress with quilted skirt and self-belt, Simpsons The Room, ca.1965-1968. FRC1989.05.086A+B

FRC_2pcEnsembles_1983.08.034_A+B_F34_2pc_Web

Multi-coloured floral print linen shift dress with matching long-sleeved coat, lined in gray silk. Label Jean Pierce. ca., 1962-1965. FRC1983.08.034A+B

Diane von Furstenburg green and white jersey top and skirt ensemble. ca., 1975-1982 FRC1983.08.015A+B

Diane von Furstenburg green and white jersey top and skirt ensemble. ca., 1975-1982 FRC1983.08.015A+B

 

Author: Ingrid Mida

Curator, Dress Historian, Collection Co-ordinator of the Ryerson Fashion Research Collection, Part-time Lecturer, Lead Author of "The Dress Detective: A Practical Guide on How to do Object-based Research in Fashion."

2 thoughts on “Thinking of spring flowers!

  1. This site is so lovely. Thank Ingrid – it’s truly inspiring. I just shared it on Gadabout’s facebook page.

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