Retro, Timeless Apparel For Today's Woman!
The first idea for an Eden Dawn tee was born on a rainy Portland day. Having spent all day studying ancient Greek tunics for her Master’s degree, Eden was prepping to go out for cocktail hour with her girlfriends. Cozy in her t-shirt and cuffed dark jeans, but no where near stylish enough for a night out in the city, she wished there was a top that could be comfortable enough for lounging, but fabulous enough to wear out. The idea sparked somewhere in the back of her brain behind all the thoughts of Athens and embroidery. Combining her intense love of fashion history with her penchant for comfort Eden Dawn Apparel was officially conceived.
Graphics from Eden's 1950's tanks and tees
The line was her way to pay homage to the world’s greatest couture designers. Men and women who shaped society as we know it with the raise of a hemline or introducing ready to wear pants into the mainstream. Within a few months, the idea would come to fruition with the right garments in wonderful colors textures and styles. And all would display illustrations from the past.
We love Eden Dawn’s timeless, classic tanks and tees that give credit to the fabulous designers of the past like Dior, Chanel, and Perry Ellis. The informative website also gives a history of each graphic and the designer to which it pays homage. The beauty of these clothes is that each tank and tee can be worn with jeans and flip flops, or just as easily dressed up with a knee-length skirt and heels. Don't forget they also have skirts, outerwear, and loungewear!
Check out some of Eden Dawn's adorable retro designs!:
This tee has a graphic of a lovely Boho styled outfit by Perry Ellis dating to 1981. While Ellis is often known for his menswear this American designer actually got his start as a sportswear buyer and didn't begin designing until 1975. His style captured the attention of many with his sense of youthfulness. Buy it for only $25!
Cover up on chilly nights with a Cadet Jacket featuring a 1953 stringbean chemise by Claire McCardell. McCardell was an East coast designer who had achieved enormous recognition by age 33. She was known for her "American Style" that was filled with splashes of color. Buy it for $38
This fashion fitted tank has a teal screen print of a young French woman from the Roaring Twenties climbing out of her "Le Automobile." Buy it for only $22!
Visit Eden Dawn’s online boutique and snatch up some super chic, retro styles today!
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Article Written By: Amy Jarvis; Amy is a graduate of FIDM in Los Angeles, CA and has recently crossed over from designing into the online world, writing and designing pages for Divavillage.com.