With hit shows Downton Abbey and Boardwalk Empire set in the Jazz Age, and a new interpretation of The Great Gatsby on its way, we’re feeling a twinge of nostalgia for the looks of the roaring twenties!
I am particularly excited by these quirky conversational prints from the late 1920s. They’re all relatively small in scale, and invite comment upon closer inspection. The tire print is probably my favorite. Automobiles were still considered a glamorously modern mode of transport at the time.
I was also very impressed by these beautifully embroidered French designs for clutch handbags. The couched braid technique used gives the items so much texture and luxurious sheen. The rich detail perfectly embodies the Art Deco aesthetic.