Monday, 25 February 2013

RETROSPECTIVE FASHION SHOW

Vintage fashion made its mark during London Fashion Week, with a Retrospective fashion show dedicated to showcasing how vintage design influences current- and future fashion trends. The show focused on the highly feminine hourglass silhouette, the military look, Eastern styling and full blown showstoppers, that all relate to the current shift in fashion styling. 

Held in the decadent Art Deco surroundings of the recently re-opened Bloomsbury Ballroom, the show featured garments from the 1920's through to the 1990's, plus a few from the 2000's. The pieces were sourced directly from leading designers such as Barbara Hulanicki of Biba, as well as from vintage emporiums, including Vintage Modes, Violet's Box and One of a Kind, and from Christie's.

You can read my full Retrospective show report and see more images at: Harper's Bazaar




Barbara Hulanicki lent this fabulous 1970's Biba faux leopard print
 coat for the show




1980's Vivienne Westwood silk taffeta bodice and shoulder bag,
worn with 1970's silk trousers; both from One of a Kind


1980's Bruce Oldfield sugar pink boucle double-breasted coat;
from Vintage Modes


1970's Bruce Oldfield Duchess satin gown, designed for Bianca Jagger;
lent by Bruce Oldfield


2000 Catherine Walker evening gown with velvet and lace detail;
lent by Catherine Walker


The grand finale, led by a model wearing a 1960's Miss Dior by Christian Dior purple velvet and
chiffon maxi dress; from Violet's Box vintage archive


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