60 years of fabulous fashion
This year sees the 60th anniversary of the founding of one of our favourite designer labels, Joseph Ribkoff.
It’s our experience that smart women seeking designer clothing in Cheshire simply love Joseph Ribkoff. Founded in 1957, Ribkoff celebrates 60 years of providing women with unfailingly flattering and elegant designs. As one of the world’s most loved womenswear labels, this designer brand understands its customer base like no other, and the twice-yearly collections are constantly evolving to keep up with and meet the demands of today’s women, who demand the holy grail of comfort AND style.
John Ferraro, Chief Executive Officer at Joseph Ribkoff says: “Needless to say, 60 years does not come easy in the fashion industry; it requires as much discipline as it does ambition so we are beyond proud to announce this anniversary and reflect on our history of reaching such a great international recognition.”
A happy accident
The brand’s founder, Joseph Ribkoff himself, put Canadian fashion on the industry’s map at just 21 years old. After leaving school at the age of 15, it was his brother who gave him his first job as a fabric cutter and then a friend who trained him up in shipping at a local dress factory before he started his own self-named label.
“It was a happy accident. I went into business when I was 21. It was 1957. I must have had horseshoes all around me because I did everything right. I had this fantasy that I was going to retire when I was 60. But…I realised it was the last thing I would ever want to do.” – Joseph Ribkoff, Founder.
Ribkoff’s experience as a cutter, a highly technical role that demands depth of knowledge about how fabric stretches and moves and how the woman’s movements affect the fabric of their clothes, was the perfect starting point for a man inspired to design pieces that flattered and supported a woman’s curves and unique figure. Each collection includes a golden formula of signature styles: black and white pieces, bold prints and wardrobe essentials alongside a few trend-led pieces.
Spring Summer ’17 from Joseph Ribkoff
For Spring Summer ‘17, the range is packed full of tropical and painted plaids, mixed florals and stripes and bold geometric prints, all in vibrant colours that perfectly compliment this season’s presentation of wide-leg palazzo pants, romantic georgette tops and ruffled dresses. The designs offer fabrics that are crease free and travel friendly too, creating ease and convenience for every woman.
The brand’s iconic dress silhouettes have been worn by the likes of Helen Mirren, Susanna Reid, Jerry Hall and Julie Walters. None of these women are exactly shrinking violets; they can all be described as real women with body shapes we all recognise as naturally curvy – and each one swears by the flattering shapes of the Ribkoff cut.
Why not call in and discover Joseph Ribkoff for yourself; you’ll be impressed, we promise.