We recently sold on our lovely dresses to a customer in Florida who is using the dress in an interesting fashion (pun intended). The dress is to be part of a museum in Florida depicting many of Florida’s poplular clothing manufacturers throughout history. Here is the dress we sold to the museum:
In the 1950’s Alix of Miami made beautiful cocktail and dinner dresses with a tropical edge. They also made glamorous swimsuits, which were often studded with rhinestones.
Alix of Miami was one of the many clothing manufacturing businesses that sprang up in Miami, Florida in the mid 20th century. In the post-World War II period, the city of Miami, Florida became a leader in the development of modern mid 20th Century design as you can also see from the factory & stores architectural design. The city’s location lent itself to modernism with a twist of tropical.
The company is believed to be open from the early 1950’s into the 1960’s but not much is known about the company other than it was run by two partners; Alix Schneidman and Luther V. Powell. (Luther later worked at Servin, another Miami clothing manufacturer). In the picture above it shows Alex Schneidman and Luther Powell inspecting a dress at the Alix factory in Miami.
We love learning more about manufacturers and clothing labels like this and finding this dress went from it just being another dress on our rack to an entirely different appreciation for where this dress originated, the city in which it came from and two creative designers who forged thier path in an interesting post war era.
I hope you enjoyed this post and will let us know below if you have anything else to share about this company and it’s creators. Thanks for reading!