Antique Fashion Manipulations
Many people believe there are some products which can be of the first and only the first freshenss. That is they grow better with the lapse of time. But in most of cases this is the nonsense. The products always must be fresh. Of course the vine is quite another deal. Maybe that is why the wine culturists presented us, fashionistas, a new term… the “vintage”.
“Oh, that looks really vintage”, “oh you dresses in a vintageous way” etc. can be heard nearly everywhere now. But aforementioned term means the unique conditions of climate and humidity all this multiplied by mild sunrays give the perfect brand wine or vintage. In many European languages that term is meaning now something belonging to old times, antique or sometimes retro. And, probably, that is the main reason for such an aesthetical madness spread all around the world. Fashionistas stormed second hand vintage stores or trying to buy some neovintage clothes.
But vintage is not just the antique but also very old-fahion or old-fashion inspired fashion. If your granny says you: “I say, you look like my mum (grandma)”, be sure: you’re on the right way.
Seven years ago all collections of TOP designers from Dolce and Gabbana to Alexander McQueen boosted the fashion industry with neovintage collections. And even coming 2012 year will promise to be neo-vintageous. Have a look at new fashion line of Dsquared. It looks as if hippie of the late 60’s and early 70’s returned. All gals on their runways looked vintageous. Glimpse at Marc by Marc Jacobs and you will see the late 70’s and the early 80’s. Models’ transparent visor hats looked like those of my mummy’s in 1984. And the attires gave a match to the chosen line. Jean Paul Gautier also presented the new collection inspired with the 30’s and 40’s. You needn’t be a fashion critics or a historian to understand all these trends and tendencies.
The public also shares the love and the 20’s or 30’s inspired madness. Firstly, this madness spread onto European and US celebs, and, then all fashionistas stormed the grannies’ wardrobes to get some old fashioned clothes.
Nonetheless, do not dawn each vintage dress on. Use only quality vintage. Do not take quality for quantity. True vintage attire must represent something antique and really unique. And Top brand quality vintage can be told immediately: for example you will never take Gucci for something else. This brand always has whimsical printed fabrics. Thus, once lost its former popularity the brand gave a re-birth to the popularity again. A secret? They used neovintageous “tunes” in their line.
Of course, dress a Top brand vintage is extremely expensive. But there may be low cost alternative as pseudo-vintage. And, of course, there are some tricks how to make your attire look older.
You must always make your vintage unique. You should interpret your attire and refer it as to some specific epoch. You may apply embroidery or laces, pick up the right hairstyle+makeup and only then you will be able to hear: “you look vintageous”. There is only one rule that should be followed: the suit should fit like a glove. And when you see your reflection in the mirror and something disturbs you: abandon that idea or try to redo your attire.
Where to buy
You can use second hand vintage clothes. The prices may be amusing. But you may not be always sure about the quantity. There are some non-deluxe neoclassic or neovintage brands which can offer affordable prices and special discounts. So you can fill your wardrobes with all epochs and trends you want.
And if you happen to visit some European country, Italy or UK, for example, put yourselves into trouble and visit the flea markets. You won’t regret it!
Maybe somewhere your perfect style is waiting for you and you need only to reach out your hand and take it!
Antique Fashion Manipulations