Have you ever found a little shop where the clothing was made and designed in house and thought “What made the design houses like Anne Fogarty or Gay Gibson so popular when there were many that didn’t become that recognized”? This was my first thought when I found this dress (above) and googled the label. El Buzon was a little shop in Igram, Texas. They designed one of a kind dresses and outfits for patrons and sent them off into the world like pretty bows on presents. From the advertisements I found out that Jane & Ross Rommel made the dresses and created unique designs of long maxi dresses and popular styles of the era for it’s customers. The fact that these dresses are one of a kind makes the vintage dresses even more precious than the commercialized designs from thier manufactured counterparts. There were a number of dresses made exactly alike in those popular design houses so even though they are vintage and I find one still in tact and in good condition, some may still have copy cats running around. Well… not if they are from this place! Yep! No duplicates! My vintage find is a one of a kind and the perfect design pattern from the Edwardian era and Wow! Was I in for a surprise when I googled the label. I had no idea I had found a dress that was the only one like it in the world. The dress is in mint condition too which made me even more happy to be a part of it’s journey. I’ve included some ads below that I found about the little artist dress shop in Texas and I know you will find it kinda neat that this dress shop existed and thrived! If anyone finds a picture of the shop itself, inside or outside, I’d love to see it so be sure to let me know in the comments if you find one!
Artist inspired, one of a kind and all cotton! So neat and now I’m on the hunt to find some more of these beauties!
If you know of any more shops/designers like this feel free to share with me. I’d love to hear about more of these kinds of artist creating fashion for the locals and paving thier way in their little towns.