Charlotte and Jane
Ireland holds many gems but none as precious as Charlotte and Jane. An independently owned fashion company, they’ve dedicated themselves to designing a person’s dream dress,creating a unique work of art with every stitch they sew.
All pictures with friendly permission by Charlotte & Jane
Charlotte Cargin and Jane Skovgaard are a genius duo, residing in Kinsale Co. Cork Ireland, they’re resuscitating the timeless elegance of the 1940s and the 1950s for this modern age. Old Hollywood starlets, bathing suits from the 1950s , the colors of the flowers in their gardens and the rare pieces of old time fashion, that can be found in vintage shops, are their muses.
Charlotte and Jane’s dresses makes the past come alive, their keen eye for details creating an illusion of stepping through a time machine. Charlotte and Jane’s dresses always fit like a glove. Personally tailored to the customers measurements, Charlotte and Jane go above and beyond to make sure each person is elated with their purchase.
Each customer designs their own dream dress by selecting the colors, the fabrics and even the length of the hem and the length of the sleeves. Charlotte and Jane believe in cutting out the middleman in their business and purchase all their fabrics from family owned mills in Ireland. This gives the client a selection of fabrics to choose from such as: Irish linen, Irish wool, Irish tweed wool, Irish silk/wool mix, pure silk and printed cotton for their dress.
Customization is key at Charlotte and Jane, helping anyone achieve the look of their dreams. Playful pin-up, Gothic black lace, sexy burlesque, and edgy rockabilly styles are all possible to achieve. Charlotte and Jane even cater to the most retro of tastes, for example, comic book print dresses.
Irish rockabilly sensation, Imelda May, is an avid customer and supporter of Charlotte and Jane’s unique design options and dresses. If one is unsure or curious,and are in the areas, they’ll be showcasing their work at the following venues in Ireland on their Homepage.
No matter what the idea or design,one thing is certain, they’re passionate and adamant about keeping their brand timeless, feminine, and fun.