Vintage 1970s Red Roses Shaheen S4signer Maxi Skirt - New!

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$130.00 USD
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$130.00 USD
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Measurements

Size: Small

Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

Hips: 44 inches +  112 cm

Waistband Width : 1 inch + 2.5 cm

Total Length from Waist to Hem: 44 inches + 112 cm 

Hem Length : 1 inch + 2.5 cm

Zipper Length: 8 inches + 20 cm

Seam Allowance: 1 inch + 2.5 cm (only one seam at back)

Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

 

Description

*Vintage 1970s maxi skirt in a creamy white poly fabric

* Trailing cluster of lushly painted red roses with green leaves and long stems

* Signed Shaheen near flower cluster

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and undulating skirt

* Same fabric  cream waistband with belt loops

* Back nylon zipper and button closure

* Unlined, raw seams and hand finished hem

* Labelled Miss Shaheen


Alfred Shaheen is one of the best known of the Hawaiian garment and textile designers of the 20th Century. He was active from 1948 into the 1980s, but he is best known for his work in the 1950s.

He was the son of custom Hawaiian clothing manufacturer George Shaheen, and after college and serving in the military in WWII, he returned home to work in the family business. His plan was to expand into ready-to-wear, and in 1948 he opened Alfred Shaheen to make Hawaiian shirts for men and dresses for women.

At first he used fabrics brought in from the US mainland, but he soon realized that profits would be greater if he printed the fabric in Hawaii. He set up Surf ‘n Sand Hand Prints to print colorful Hawaiian fabrics. His hand-printed textiles were based on the flora and fauna of the Hawaiian Islands, along with Hawaiian traditions and authentic tapa cloth designs.

Shaheen produced not only the fabric, but also manufactured the clothing made from it. Shaheen was particularly known for their sexy sarong dresses and swimsuits, Hawaiian shirts and halter dresses with full skirts. The company closed in 1988 when Alfred Shaheen retired. (Courtesy of the VFG)

 

Condition 

Excellent vintage condition.

No notable flaws that I can see.  The belt is for presentation purposes only and not included in this sale.

Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

 

Comment 

Fabulous skirt with great draping, the roses are particularly beautiful and vibrant. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

 

Shop Policies

COVID-19

Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

Availability
This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


Postage
We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

LayBys/Layaways
Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

Alterations
Obviously, as these are one-off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

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If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

Photography
Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.