Vintage fashion is fast becoming a must have in everyone’s wardrobe. The demand for unique and individual style is overtaking the necessity to follow the crowd and stick with the latest trends.
Vintage clothing gives the wearer the ultimate decision in how to style and create a distinct look whilst embracing fashion from yesteryears. Vintage clothing has become a popular choice for many fashionistas and well-known celebrities are seen gracing the red carpet in designer vintage gowns and jewellery.
Vintage and retro fashion incorporates many genres and eras of renowned fashionable styles, designer names and iconic collections. Everyone can at least name something memorable from fashion history and this has shaped the fashion world into the intuitive and evolving multi million industry it is today.
Unique style and creative thinking has catapulted vintage fashion in the past few years as individuals recreate looks from a specific period or mix modern trends with a vintage twist. Each era carries an iconic trait or hidden gem and inventing your own style alongside these inspirational pieces can create a totally distinctive and attention-grabbing style that is all yours.
Trends are always changing and as the industry has developed it has taken a natural course of looking back at previous decades to enhance designs and evolve current and future fashions. In recent years many collections have seen vintage inspirations including bygone colours, cuts and designs. Well-known Irish designer Orla Kiely created her signature style using colours, patterns and texture with a 60’s twist and many other clothing designers are following suit.
Individuals are drawn to beautiful styles and vintage fashion provides intrigue into the history and story behind what we are wearing, something that throwaway fashion does not. Vintage and retro clothing gives a sense of style creditability as the wearer has decided to be creative with their look and take the time and effort to choose what and how to style their pieces. Most vintage items are unique and although some styles are similar, you are guaranteed to have a one off piece with all its little quirks.
Vintage has a wonderful way of making you feel special and shopping for vintage clothing is far more fun than your normal high street buys. Hunting out pieces that are perfect for you and not the masses gives an instant buzz whilst creating the perfect addition to any wardrobe.