Most self-described fashionistas are well in tune with the rhetoric of style: what you wear can give unlimited insight into who you are. In this retrospective piece on Texas purse designer Enid Collins, our Lance Avery Morgan discovers that nothing says more about a woman’s stylish personality than her handbag.
Neiman Marcus’ Fortnight was a celebration of a pop cultural look at various countries that only the venerable store could create for 29 years, from the 1950s to the late 1980s, which inspired a global view of style.
Founded by the Storey family in 1926 as the Nocona Leather Goods Company, the leatherworks got its start making belts, wallets, and other fashion goods. They wouldn’t begin producing baseball gloves until 1934 after Bob Storey returned to take over the family business, a former Rice University baseball player, Bob knew there was room for improvement in the baseball glove designs of the day.
There is something romantic about a cowboy hat, originally designed out of necessity as our forebearers explored the vast and wild west, it quickly became a style icon inextricably linked to the American individualist… the cowboy, the adventure, the hero.