“Unique clothing for women of distinction.” This fine selection of boutique dress shop ads are from Tampa Bay Magazine, dating between 1986-88.
“No matter how fast the fashion trends change, Clockhouse keeps you right in style.” These C&A “Clock House” womenswear ads are all from UK teen music magazine Smash Hits, dating from 1983-85.
“Get with fashion’s newest rage. These handknits fly off your fingers with supersonic speed.” Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for Women’s fashion. They date from 1967-77.
Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for ponchos, cloaks and shawls. They date from 1967-77.
“The finest woollens in the world.”This long running ad campaign by Forstmann Woolen Company dates from 1944-56, and ran from September to April each year. The ads had a background of three swathes of fabric with a model wearing clothes made from them.
“For Lines That Live”This ad campaign by Forstmann Woollen Company dates from 1941-42. Each ad featured a selection of black and white photographs of the same outfit from a different shoot.
“Loomed For You”This ad campaign by Forstmann Woolen Company dates from 1943-44. Each ad was participially framed with woollen fabric.
“Handknits for all the family.” This small, A6 magazine by Patons & Beehive was published in 1963. It included instructions for nine designs as well as images of a selection of their other patterns. There was also hints and tips on various aspects of handknitting.
“Elegant. Sporty. Excellent.” This edition of Machine Knitting Chic was published in 1990 (no.5, £1.75) and included 30 over-ornamented jumpers with such wide shoulder that getting though doors must have taken some consideration.
“The first totally new fashion magazine in a decade!” These ads for Simplicity dress making patterns date from 1960-64 and feature the new Simplicity Magazine.
“How to design and create beautiful garments on your knitting machine.” The Machine Knitting Book by John Allen was published in 1985 and featured a wealth of highly dubious jumpers.