Sonntag, 23. November 2014

Inspirations From The Past: Autumn 1941








today's issue of inspiration from the past we peek into the magazine deutsche mode zeitung from august 1941. autumnal wartime fashion. holding this magazine in my hands makes me think about more then wonderful dresses and hats ... the magazine itself is almost falling to pieces but it survived the war, even the patterns are still in it! ... who was the lady who bought it back then? who was she? was she into the nazi party - or not? did her family survive the war?  ... she defenitly did survive - with her the magazines. i bought them from her grand daughter on a flea market a while ago. the family had to empty out her little house after she died in 2013 ...

Kommentare:

Katrin hat gesagt…

Mmmmh, das Covermodell. Da bekomm ich ja ganz schwitzige Hände, so schön ist das. Die anderen sind aber auch alle nicht schlecht.
Ich bin auch immer wieder beeindruckt, dass diese Hefte den Krieg überstanden haben. Wenn man sich mal Fotos von ausgebombtem Städten anguckt erscheint das schon aberwitzig.

In the Ruins of Berlin hat gesagt…

toll, danke fürs teilen! xxx

Tanith hat gesagt…

The cover outfit is my favourite! These dresses all have such great lines though. Lovely.

ette hat gesagt…

Wie schön dass du sogar eine Geschichte zu dem Heft hast, sowas ist mir leider noch nicht passiert. Aber ich liebe es Spuren früherer Besitzer zu finden, habe in einem Heft abgepauste Schnittmuster sowohl aus nationalsozialistischen Zeitungen als auch aus sozialistischen gefunden, brav nebeneinander liegend.
Ich mag den Schnitt mit dem auf die Hüfte gerutschen Rockansatz, müsste mal ausprobieren ob das eher streckt oder noch kürzer macht. Vielen Dank, dass du ihn gescannt hast!
lg ette

Emileigh hat gesagt…

This is so amazing! What beautiful illustrations!
It is interesting to imagine what the woman who bought them was like. As an American, I haven't ever thought about an object's owner having been a Nazi (it's rare in the U.S., of course), but I can see how that would be an important question. This is a wonderful find!

Jessica hat gesagt…

That is a really interesting piece of history. When I saw the date and that it was a German publication, I did sort of start looking for little swastikas or something in the design, but it looks so much like what American women were wearing at the same time. I guess that's not really that strange, but I think, being an American, I have a very particular idea about how all-encompassing the party was at that time, which probably isn't all that accurate. Still, it was lovely to look at the illustrations. It would be great if you made something from one of the patterns.

Jessica Cangiano hat gesagt…

Seriously lovely fashions. I've read in various books over the years that for most women in Germany during WW2, exceedingly few of the garments in their fashion magazines during the time were actually available and that that these magazines were more like propaganda tools unto themselves to keep up the appearances of society operating like usual in some respects. In your experience/research, would you that there there's much truth to that being the case?

♥ Jessica

wardrobeexperience hat gesagt…

@ jessica: i never heard anything about swastika novelty prints. the only thing i know is for sure, that after the war most of the swastika flags got turned into red or white blouses and dresses. even my granny had a white silk blouse made from a flag!

Laurence hat gesagt…

Dreamy silhouettes!!!!
I love german magazines, I have a lot of them as our area was part of Germany before WWII many people continued to speak a bit of german and bought german magazines, I love the ones with patterns!

Janey hat gesagt…

What an incredible peek into a unique moment in history! And, yes, it would be so very interesting to know more about the woman who owned the magazine.

Have you read the book Nazi Chic? I can't recall if you commented on my blog when I did a review of it. It discusses fashion during WWII in Germany. It's dense, but very interesting.

Also your mother had a blouse made from a swastika flag? That is such an incredible piece of history! Does she or someone in your family still have it?

xoxo
-Janey

Janey hat gesagt…

What an incredible peek into a unique moment in history! And, yes, it would be so very interesting to know more about the woman who owned the magazine.

Have you read the book Nazi Chic? I can't recall if you commented on my blog when I did a review of it. It discusses fashion during WWII in Germany. It's dense, but very interesting.

Also your mother had a blouse made from a swastika flag? That is such an incredible piece of history! Does she or someone in your family still have it?

xoxo
-Janey

wardrobeexperience hat gesagt…

@ janey: my grandmothers white blouse made from the nazi flag for sure got worn to pieces, because they didn't had much to wear right after the war. i heard stories like this from many families. they were so in need of something to wear, that everyone who found one made clothes from it instead of burning it to ashes.

wardrobeexperience hat gesagt…

@ jessica cangiano: i i'm not sure if these magazines were meant as propaganda ...the wartime sewing magazines were just made from a few pages and the print went from quite colourful (30s) to almost just two tone ... at a special time the patterns they came with were mostly about how to sew something nice out of rest fabrics or even recreate something out of old garments!

you're right they didn't got much. my granny told me, that they got cards for 'buying' something. so my granny once stood in line for 14 hours to get a pair of shoes that even did not fit her right! they had to grab what they got, when the shoe booth opened. later she swapped them with some other person ...into a pair that fit her better.

sadly ma gran meanwhile is almost too tierd to tell me the stories from back then. but all i know i try to keep in my mind and heart.

peaches mcginty hat gesagt…

Aren't they incredible! I'd think about their previous owner too, so much history there x x x

Miss Twinkle hat gesagt…

Oh, wie schön, dass du Geschichte hinter den Heften kennst :) gerade das mag ich an alten Dingen besonders.