Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Alfred Shaheen is one of the best known of the Hawaiian garment and textile designers of the 20th Century. Shaheen was active from the 1950s into the 80s, but he is best known for his work in the 50s. His handprinted textiles were based on the flora and fauna of the Hawaiian Islands, along with Hawaiian traditions amd authentic tapa cloth designs.
Shaheen produced not only the fabric, but they also manufactured clothing made from it. Shaheen was known for their sexy sarong dresses and swim suits, Hawaiian shirts and halter dresses with full skirts.
Above bio courtesy of the VFG Label Resource. To read more about Alfred Shaheen check out the official website here.
And this week, VFG member Linda of The Vintage Clothes-Line has this spectacular vintage beauty shown in our photos from Alfred Shaheen up for auction.
It's not often a gem like this comes up for grabs - and especially in such a wearable size. If it fits your fancy and your body, we suggest you treat yourself and tell Linda we sent you!