Searching for Starkes

Today my post is more of a plea- particularly one to my fellow vintage collectors and sellers. As many regular readers of my blog will know I am currently completing research towards my PhD which focuses primarly on the work of little known fashion designer Frederick Starke. I am on the hunt for garments by Starke. If you have pieces in your collection that you are willing to share pictures of I would love to see them! I am also looking to buy Frederick Starke garments, so if you have any for sale, I would love to see- and potentially purchase (please feel free to email me liztregenza@hotmail.com). Date of garments is not important- I know Starke was producing clothing between c.1934-1968 under his own label and then later as Frederick Starke at Redlan.

Here are a few examples of the labels found in Starke’s garments.

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The earliest Frederick Starke label I am aware of (I’ve seen in this in garments I know date up to around 1952)

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The label most often found in Starke garments. Found in one of my most prized Starke suits which also has the monogrammed Starke lining

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Starke produced exclusively garments for a couple of stores so you sometimes find this label

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Fredrica label

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Later Frederick Starke at Reldan label

 

 

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One thought on “Searching for Starkes

  1. I have a lovely full length gold dress which belonged to my husbands great aunt. The label says Frederick Starke at Reldan, made in England, size 12.

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