** COVID-19 Alert **

To help protect the health of our staff and customers, our physical store will remain closed for the forseeable future. Our online store is open! We offer priority shipping and curbside pickup. Our phones are open from noon to 4 PM. We appreciate your support as we try to navigate the unique demands of this time.

Female Chic: Thema Selection: The Story of Zurich Fashion Label (Paperback)

PLEASE READ BEFORE PLACING AN ORDER:

  • Please do NOT come to the store until you get a confirmation email that your order is complete and ready for pickup!
  • Women & Children First is not responsible for lost or stolen packages.
Female Chic: Thema Selection: The Story of Zurich Fashion Label Cover Image
Unavailable from our sources
Unavailable

Description


The fashion label Thema Selection and its outlet in Oberdorf, a Zurich neighborhood, made quite a splash back in the 1970s in the placid city along the Limmat River. The label attracted notice with its unique style and eccentric fashion shows, and the shop itself became a favorite haunt of Zurich's arts scene over the years. The shop and label creators Katharina Bebie, Ursula Rodel and Sissi Zoebeli were joined a few years later by Elisabeth Bossard, then Christa Derungs, and now Sonnhild Kestler. Their plainly-cut work clothes for women made from men's fabrics, garments that play on their androgyny, were way ahead of their time when first displayed at their original shop at Weite Gasse 9: in those days, most women dressed either like hippies or staid matrons. For two years the shop hardly drew any business, until in 1974 Vogue magazine wrote rapturously about the avant-garde fashion in Oberdorf. The three fashion shows that followed were the talk of the town, bolstered by headlines about international movie stars outfitted by Ursula Rodel and Sissi Zoebeli, as well as plenty of urban legends which, unfortunately, can't all be cleared up within the scope of this book. For who these women from Thema Selection were varies from one account to the next: sometimes it was the same configuration for years, then the lineup changed again. The official membership of this creative undertaking was never decisive, it was a shared can-do business credo that really mattered. The backdrop to the history of this avant-garde enterprise is recounted here by the shop's founders as well as their companions along the way, who were then, and remain to this day, part of that special zest for life.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783906803111
ISBN-10: 3906803112
Publisher: Patrick Frey Edition
Publication Date: May 1st, 2016
Pages: 624
Language: English