Yardley, PA (Vocus/PRWEB ) April 30, 2010 -- Bucks County based artisan and fashion designer, Ilene Pearl Bannwart, will show her iPEARL fashion collection at the James A. Michener Art Museum on Saturday, May 8 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. In conjunction with the current exhibition, Icons of Costume: Hollywood's Golden Era and Beyond, the Museum's Denoon Shop is presenting a Fashion and Accessories Trunk Show featuring regional artisans.
This rich turquoise cashmere iPEARL topper length jacket features Trapunto stitching on the collar, cuffs and hemline.
|It’s wonderful to be part of this talented, select group of regional artisans and designers presenting at the Michener Museum during the Icons of Costume exhibition.|
Admission to the trunk show at the James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street in Doylestown, is free. Proceeds support the community programs the museum offers all year.
Media contact: Donna Weaver, WeaverWorks, 215-428-0972
About the iPEARL collection
The iPEARL collection, known as 'Luxurious fashions for elegant women', is the vision of Ilene Pearl Bannwart. Pearl Bannwart launched her concept for the iPEARL collection two years ago. Her firsthand, in depth knowledge of fine custom apparel can be traced back to her family heritage, the love of fine clothing, and the arts. The Bucks County, Pennsylvania designer was born into a St. Louis family whose lineage was steeped in the art of crafting fine quality garments. Her ancestors immigrated to America from Russia and Poland, and were skilled artisans in the world of design and tailoring. As a child, she had the good fortune of being outfitted in a custom made wardrobe, which soon became the standard she expected in clothing, and continued over the years. She loved fabrics and textiles, and spent hours studying those and poring over pattern books.
Ever the student of fashion, Pearl Bannwart has traveled extensively around the world. This global perspective enhanced her knowledge of the apparel industry and influenced her appreciation of fashion worldwide. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, her focus could have been fashion design, but she followed her avocation for music and voice studies. After a career in development for the nonprofit sector, Pearl Bannwart returned to her love of quality fashion and fine textiles. As the designer of iPEARL, she is living out her passion by creating styles for elegant, discerning women of all ages and sizes. The iPEARL collection retails from $500 to $2,900. For more information, visit www.ipearlfashions.com