"Many hobbies such as historical reenactment or Steampunk [a movement of Victoriana spiced up with Jules Verne-esque gizmos] are really just one more way that modern people try creatively expressing themselves in a world of black cocktail dresses and loose fit jeans. At the same time, for years, people who would never be caught dead in a "costume" have stopped me on the street to say 'I love what you are wearing, but I could never dress like that.' Well, no one gave me permission!"
So Historica gives its patrons "permission", complete with options, inspiration and confidence to express themselves sartorially. Allen launched the company this past January 1st, via the Indiegogo crowdfunding site:
Drawing on the flare and romance of past eras and bringing it into a contemporary line of dress clothes, the innovative product line currently consists of four men's and four women's fashions, each with a personalized name and a storyline as a way to invite patrons into to another world. But, Allen says, "the real point is for you to make it your own, and create your own story."
Historica is excited to offer well-made, tailored garments, that can fill an unanswered demand for original designs whose styling stands out without being so flamboyant to look out place in everyday settings. It is almost equally proud of being able to do this in all-female business whose production is centered entirely in Chicago -- ensuring both high quality and fair wages for all involved. In short, the company seeks to be as unique as the products it produces.
Says Allen, "Our take away message is simple: You don’t need permission. Don’t dress like everyone else; step out of the mold and bring a new level of creativity, style, classiness and FUN to your personal image!"
Nicole Allen, President/Lead Designer
27 S. May St. Aurora, IL 60506
Company Website: www.historicaclothiers.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HistoricaClothiers
Indiegogo Link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/historica-clothiers-timeless-fashion-inspired-by-the-past/x/5772077