Detail: Unique crocheted 1940s vintage clutch bag with lucite disk trim. Produced during WWII in the United Kingdom, using hand crocheted cord to the outer body of the bag, and olive green cotton fabric to line the bag throughout. Sandwiched between the crocheted outer and lining are cardboard panels to ensure form; Full brass zip fastening with lucite disk pully, engraved with the letter "E". Offered in superb condition for its age. These pieces are now extremely rare.
Colour: Navy Blue, Olive Green
Material: Cord, Cotton, Lucite, Brass zip and Cardboard
Origin: United Kingdom
Size: Height 9". Length 13"
Vintage WWII Navy Blue Crocheted Clutch Bag - 1940s.
1940s: The first half of the decade was dominated by WWII . Styles echoed military uniforms and was almost utilitarian. Fabrics were rationed in the UK and thus simple designs dominated fashion during this time, with an emphasis on beautiful tailoring. Post-war, fashion came back with a bang. In 1947, Dior launched his 'The New look' collection; perhaps the most controversial fashion statement made to date. It proposed absolute femininity and extravagance at a time that was still recovering from a period of limitation, yet the new-look demolished pre 1947 styles over night. Billowing skirts, narrow waists, padded hips and rounded shoulders changed fashion in a moment and has influenced it ever since.
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