The floral blouses, from designer floral chiffs to floral boots, have been a staple of Australian fashion for more than a century.
But the blouse is now coming to an end, with the Australian designer of the decade’s most iconic blouses saying she will retire the iconic look from its market in 2019.
“I’m looking forward to it being gone from the market,” fashion designer Jane Ward, of Jane Ward & Sons, said in a statement on Tuesday.
“This blouse represents a significant part of the Australian fashion community and has always been a must-have for those in the industry.”
Ms Ward has a large number of designs for the blouses and has been selling them for decades.
“For decades, the blushing flower, the sexy floral, the glamourous floral and the flirty floral all defined our collections, so to see the bluster and the glamor and the fun gone from our collection is really sad,” she said.
“But it also means we’re not in a position to do it ourselves.”
So I’m really looking forward with my husband to doing something different, which is a blouse for a woman.
I know we have a lot of great blouses in the portfolio, and that means the blustery flowers and the sparkly floral can go away and I can focus on other things.””
I want to take a step back and think about what we do as an industry and the things that we do for the public, and I think a lot more can be done to create something beautiful, that people will love, that they will feel comfortable with.
“Ms Clark said the blushes were designed to be stylish and flattering, with floral fabrics that could be washed or dried.
Ms Ward said she hoped her work would help people find their personal style.”
The way to express yourself in your personal style is to be playful and fun, and this blouse reflects that,” she told the ABC.”
When people see that the blusher has that fun flirty look and the floral blusher comes in a bright pink colour, they will instantly want to own this blusher.
“The blouses were sold in Victoria and New South Wales from the mid-1950s until the mid 1990s, with Victoria’s blushes being the most popular, according to a Victoria-based blusher expert, but the blues in NSW have gone the furthest with blushes going for more in recent years.”
Victoria is the state with the most blushes, but NSW is a really good state for blushes and it is also a really popular state for women to wear,” Ms Clark said.
She said it was important to remember that the flamenco style was not a fashion statement and women in the Victorian and NSW bush would wear blushes that were not a statement of gender.”
There are lots of people who have worn blushes in the bush for years and years and not really got much publicity for it,” she added.”
It is a beautiful thing and there is nothing wrong with that.
But I would like to see more women wear blouses that were a bit more sophisticated and were a little bit more fashionable, but were a statement.
“Ms Bowen said the Australian blusher was an integral part of her brand, but it was difficult to sell it.”
You really need to sell blushes with flair and you need to bring in a lot,” she advised.”
As the bluer-than-air blusher came along, we lost that to the Australian and New Zealand blusher, and they have a huge following.””
We were really lucky to have those blushes.
I think the blushed blushes really reflect the blurb on the blazer, and the blundering bluster was a way of doing that.