Women's History Month: Celebrating Female Fashion Designers

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It's officially Women's History Month! Since the 1980s, Americans have been celebrating women's contributions to history, culture, and society during the month of March. Even though women should and are celebrated every day, it's a time to reflect on women's achievements that aren't as publicly known. On Tuesday, March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) will take place and highlight how we can create a gender-equal world. This year's IWD theme is "breaking the bias." Whether we realize it or not, biases have played a role in who we hire for certain roles and how we view women in the workplace.

Women's History Month

By celebrating women's history month as a woman-owned business in the NYC fashion industry, idPearl can amplify the voices of the amazing women and fashion brands we work with.

Happy women's history month! Learn about some of the women designers who sell their clothing and accessories through idPearl, and other historic women fashion figures in the design industry 

Carolina Wong

Carolina Wong's experimentation with materials has always been part of her creative process. Wong values the art of uniting traditional crafts and creativity, weaving a sustainable lifestyle and heritage into wearable arts.  All metal parts of her jewelry are made from up-cycled material such as regenerated brass and gold.  

Wong was born in Hong Kong and is based in London. She graduated from Chelsea College Art and Design specializing in Woven Textile Design. 

Shop some of our favorite pieces, below.

Chunky Chain Free Form Pearl Necklace: This chunky chain has a unique centerpiece that doubles as the clasp. The two pieces attached to the bar are comprised of 18K Gold plated free-form aquatic shapes with freshwater pearl inlays.

Chunky Chain Free Form Pearl Necklace

Double Hoop Earrings with CZ Inlay: These 18K gold double hoop earrings consist of Cubic Zirconia inlayed around the edges for extra shine.

 Double Hoop Earrings with CZ Inlay


The Baruni collection: offers beautiful silhouettes and sophisticated fabrics as unique as you, for every occasion. Designer details and ready-to-wear ease seamlessly co-exist. 

Designer Fadwa Baruni: combines her background in engineering and design to create a fashion brand that's sharply constructed and ultra flowy at the same time. 

Based in Dubai, Baruni's designs have European and North African flare. She empowers women by giving them confidence and timeless style through her collection.

Shop some of our favorite pieces, below.

Long Convertible Shirt Dress: This white long shirt dress features detachable sleeves so that you can wear this long from spring through summer. It has a detachable two-tone tie by the waist and side pockets.  Style it stilettos or platforms for a dramatic look. 

Two Tone Tiered Dress

Ruffled Sleeve Maxi Dress: Captivate your friends and family with a bold maxi dress in silky green fabric. The ruffle sleeves make the dress extra special for an evening you'll never forget.

Ruffled Maxi Dress


Bonne Maison

Since 2012, Béatrice de Crécy has been telling stories through her Bonne Maison socks. These fun exclusive knitted patterns can spruce up any basic shoe and outfit. For some, socks are just an accessory or an afterthought. But Crécy has turned socks into the focal point of any ensemble. 

Shop some of our favorite pieces, below.

Solid Ochre Socks: Made in France, these mid-calf socks come in Ochre Brown with Celadon Green toe and edging. If you buy three pairs of socks in any combo of styles and sizes, you'll SAVE 20% at checkout. Wear them with ballet flats and a mini dress for a chic and comfortable look.

Solid Ochre Socks

Steel Pear Tree Knee Highs: How fun are these knee-high socks? Wear a maxi skirt and let this floral print peak from under your hem. 


Steel Pear Tree Knee Highs 

Who are some famous women's history month fashion designers?

Some famous female fashion designers who've made history include Coco Chanel, Donna Karan, Vivienne Westwood, Diane Von Furstenberg, Vera Wang, Betsey Johnson, and more. 

What is the name of the first female designer to have her own fashion label?

Madeleine Vionnet, who was born in 1876, became the "architect among dressmakers." She's known for creating the bias cut, a fabric technique, and is considered to be the first widely known woman fashion designer. Through her mentorship, many other women were inspired to become designers. 


 - By Bonnie Azoulay 

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