Monday, 22 October 2018

Les Collections de Printemps (1970) Laroche, Dior, Saint-Laurent, Courrèges, Phillipe Venet and Louis Feraud



              Les Collections de Printemps

                     Légendes du Dossier Haute Couture     


Designer Haute Couture, Guy Laroche,  Yves Saint-Laurent , Maxi Coats, Paris Fashion, illustration 1970

Left: Laroche, coat-dress plus matching trousers in pearl grey Woolmark 100% virgin wool crépe by Moreau. Right: Saint-Laurent midi coat in gaberdine, and Scotlaine pure worsted cotton high-waisted trousers with turn-ups.




Designer Phillipe Venet Midi Coat Paris Fashion Illustration 1970

                                              Phillipe Venet: Reversible beige and green Nattier wool midi coat.




Yves Saint-Laurent and Christian Dior Paris Fashion illustration Hélène Majera.1970
Left: Saint-Laurent white Forneris cashmere trousers with turn-ups, and royal blue Abraham crépe de chine blouse. Right: Christian Dior midi coat in beige wool. Below, very high waisted, cropped, wide legged pants, with buckle closure at the side.




Andre Courrèges Paris Fashion Illustration Hélène Majera.1970
                          Courrèges: Crépe combination embellished with large orange and green plastic circles.




Louis Feraud, Maxi Coat, Paris Fashion Illustration Hélène Majera.1970

                              Louis Feraud 100% Buccol wool, white midi length coat with silver metal ring detail.




Christian Dior Maxi Coat,  Paris Fashion Illustration Hélène Majera.1970
             Christian Dior reversible wool maxi coat, Racine jersey pants and Bianchini crépe georgette blouse.


                                           IMAGE CREDITS & LINKS 
All images scanned for the Sweet Jane blog from Dépèche Mode, March 1970, with thanks to The Sweet Book's Brad Jones. Illustrated by Hélène Majera. View part one of Les Collections de Printemps (1970) and more from the Paris collections for Spring 1970 in my previous posts Paris in the 70s illustrated by Leslie Chapman for Petticoat Magazine and The Ad-Lib Fashion Show at a Paris Bistro, photographed by Enrico Sarsini for LIFEDiscover the surprisingly rich and illustrious history behind trouser Turn-Ups via The Trouser Department I. Read The Story of Guy Laroche Couturier. And finally, you'll find some excellent examples of the Woolmark fabric manufacturers Moreau, Scotlaine and Forneris as featured in this post from the same period over on Vads (the online resource for the visual arts), and also the design archive from the Bianchini-Férier Textile estate via The Design Library. 

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Fun to live with: Designers Jon Wealleans and Jane Hill (1971)



                                   FUN TO LIVE WITH!

                                                        Jon Wealleans and Jane Hill.



1970s interior designers Jon Wealleans and Jane Hill, London






1970s interior design, Mr Freedom shop London, Jon Wealleans, Jane Hill


Left: An unusual escalator roller blind, which has been silk-screen printed in red and black, on cotton. Right: Plump and luxuriously cosy, quilted cushions, with 'Thirties' motifs. Photographs by Tim Street-Porter.




Jon Wealleans design Mr Freedom London 1970s
A false teeth sofa, with a soft and life-like tongue for some idle lounging. Designed by Jon Wealleans and upholstered by Felicity Youett, it's sold by Mr Freedom for £160. Photograph by Tim Street-Porter.




Jon Wealleans 1970s interior design Mr Freedom London

Candy-floss coloured and metallic PVC, intriguing foam-filled and interlocking Jigsaw seats, can be pieced together or else used separately. Photograph by Tim Street-Porter.




Jon Wealleans Mr Freedom design London 1970s

Jon Wealleans photographed at home with his PVC Jigsaw seat design, each unit was available for £30 from Mr Freedom.


                                                        IMAGE CREDITS & LINKS
All images scanned by Sweet Jane from 19 Magazine, March, 1971. Original article by Penny Junor. All photographs by Tim Street-Porter. Except for the final photograph of Jon Wealleans at home which was scanned from 70s Style & Design by Dominic Lutyens and Kirsty Hislop. Discover more about about Jon Wealleans and his work in my book review Mr Freedom Tommy Roberts: British Design Hero by Paul Gorman. View Jon Wealleans working drawings for Mr Freedom: The greatest boutique ever, ever, ever? over on The Look - a fascinating insight into the creation of Mr Freedom in Kensington. Spend 5 minutes with Jon Wealleans (Mr Freedom's interior architect) on Rebel Rebel Anti-Style. View Jane Wealleans (nee Hill's) designs for OK Textiles Ltd in the 1970s.  'Why are you doing it? And if you stop doing it, would anybody care?' an interview with Jane for the Local Legends Research Project. Plus a Q&A with Jane, Founder and Director of Jane Wentworth Associates. And finally, some fantastic examples of  work designed & photographed by Howard Grey and made by Felicity Youett in 1967 and 1968.

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