Like many women I adore wearing dresses. And when I visit museums I enjoy looking at these beautiful pieces of craft.
In Denmark I visited fashion exhibitions at Egeskov castle, ”From queen’s garderobe” at Den Gamle by in 2018, ”Holger Blom – Danish couture in top-class” in Skanderborg in 2018. It was also fun to visit Middle Age festival in Horsens a couple of years ago.
But some people don’t need a time machine to travel back in time.
”The Georgian era dress began to drape and flow. Corsets were discarded completely and the body was allowed to feel free and remain in its natural shape. A new style of gown called the chemise gown which was made of thin, flowing cotton usually of white or pastel in color came into the Georgian Fashion”.
I invited the designer for an interview and on a Sunday day we chatted.
So let me present a story about Julia Bennett.
She has connection both to the new and the old world. Her mother is German, and the father is from USA.
The childhood she spent in Germany, later moved to USA, where she lived for 16 years, and several years ago returned to Europe. She lives not far away from Frankfurt.
Julia had always have a great interest in fashion and history. When she was a child she attended local historical festivals and carnivals, wearing clothes from certain periods.
In high school in USA she got interest in drama and sewed several costumes for the school’s theater group.
Later on she graduated a college with a fashion design degree. There she had classes in history of costumes, where she learned about dresses from different eras.
After graduation the designer worked at a local theater, but after a marriage and the first child she had it difficult to work full – time.
Julia decided to start her small business out of her interest in costumes. →→→