Ian Drummond Vintage Blog

  • British Male Designers

    Some of the great male British fashion designers of the Victorian period and into the 20th century.
  • Irish Designers and Design

    From Aran knitwear to Irish linen, Irish crochet lace, tweed and a multitude of influential designer's, we take a look at just some of Ireland's contributions to fashion.
  • British Women Designers 1970s-1990s

    The 70s, 80s and 90s were an exciting time in fashion thanks to these British women. We learned about the joy of Zandra Rhodes, the expertise of Wendy Dagworthy, Betty Jackson's determination and Katherine Hamnett's politics.
  • American Women Designers 1920s-1960s

    America has produced some amazing designers, including these seven talented women. Pauline Trigére, Anne Klein, Elizabeth Hawes, Hattie Carnegie, Edith Flagg, Vera Maxwell and Mollie Parnis!
  • Punk Designers

    Take a tour through the careers of some of the mainstream designers who were a huge influence on the development of punk fashion and style. Everyone might know about Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm McLaren's contribution, but what about Stephen Sprouse, Pam Hogg and Zandra Rhodes? Read on!
  • Canadian Designers

    Canada might not be a fashion capital but it has had some notable designer over the years. Discover them here.
  • African-American Designers Pt.1

    Do you know the history of these pioneering black designers and their contributions to American fashion? Read about Ann Lowe, Elizabeth Keckley, Zelda Wynn Valdes and Jay Jaxon.
  • Guy Laroche Designer Spotlight

    Shop our archive of French designer Guy Laroche.
  • European Designers (Italian & German)

    A short summary of the work of some of our favourite Italian & German designers- Margaretha Ley of Escada, Donatella Versace and Romeo Gigli. We have a sweet selection of items by these designers, so make sure to check them out in the shop!
  • French Women Designers

    A short summary of the history of some of the most iconic French female fashion designers of all time. See what we have in the shop from these brands.
  • Yves Saint Laurent Designer History

    A brief history of the iconic French designer responsible for 'Le Smoking' jacket, safari style and the Mondrian dress.
  • Vintage Indigenous Fashion Design in North America

    Native American and Mexican designers who made names for themselves in the mid to late 20th century. The history of Cowichan sweaters, patio dresses and Cherokee alphabet scarves.