Monday, September 27, 2010

Bernard Bowd Jnr. and the 'Scamps'

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Today I have the delight of sharing one of my absolute favourite labels. The most tantalising fragment from a groovy time. Even the font is fab.

But who were Bernard Bowd Jnr. and the 'Scamps'? I can't find out a thing about them but the name has always conjured a mental image closer to a musical act than a design team - the 'Scamps' of course would be up for an interlude of interpretive dance during Bernard's guitar solo.


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Not just an enchanting label but a superb psychedelic Peter Max style print. The garment itself is an incongruously druidic hooded piece suspiciously close to loungewear, which spends much of its time lamenting that it wasn't incarnated as the mini dress to which its spirit rightfully aspires.

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2 comments:

  1. I too have just acquired a dress with this label and like you know nothing about them,great name though😃

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  2. Ooh, lovely! Thank you for your comment because you've reminded me that I keep meaning to update this post too... this label stuck in my head/heart you know what I mean, and periodically I'd try to find out more about it. What I came up with hinges on whether the second "B" could in fact be a "D"? Because then we'd have some provenance... Bernard "D"owd founded the Hickory lingerie label in Australia, and that would place this in some far-out psychedelic satellite line of Hickory loungewear. I'm curious as to whether your dress might fit into this category? Cheers :)

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