Friday, 15 July 2011 09:43
Vintage fashion has fast become a highly influential force in fashion trends, and is now undeniably part of the phenomenal social zeitgeist. Vintage Fashion not only represents classic style of by-gone eras, it is indeed loved by many as a portal for unique personal style as well as the great satisfaction of owning one-off, collectable pieces. The versatility of Vintage means it can be perfect alternative to the high street just as much as a perfect combination with it and it also boasts ethical and sustainable credentials too.
Today, Vintage fashion needs to be wearable, trend setting and complimentary to our modern wardrobes. With genuine, quality vintage fashion (no the “by the bagful” item found at some fairs) becoming increasingly rare and more and more difficult to obtain, buying vintage is not just an economic investment but ensures the consumer has a one of a kind piece, (which appeals in today's mass produced throwaway culture) as well the great satisfaction of owning one-off, collectable items.
AVFF has noticed this changing shift in the market and engaged with fans on twitter in a in-depth debate surrounding the subject of the changing face of Vintage. It threw up some interesting comments especially in relation to High-street retailers using the term “Vintage” in relation to reproduction or vintage “inspired” pieces:
The pinpoint question on whether the mainstream capitalization on the rising popularity of vintage is destroying the true term and definition of true ‘vintage’? We posted a phone snap taken in high-street Oasis store to illustrate our point. Rebekah Musik (@Rebmusik) who runs an online boutique identified the oversized label photographed as somewhat of a oxymoron with the expressions ‘New Vintage’. Rebekah believes that ‘vintage sellers will have to work harder to educate their customers what proper vintage is’. We agreed that knowledge is key and that it is surprising at what some of the younger generation deem as vintage… We had 16/17 year old girls declaring vintage to them is anything from the year 2000. The boundaries are definitely blurring and there is an ambiguity surrounding the term.
Is buying vintage inspired replicas “copycat” fashion on the high-street more accessible and less imitating for most?
..."with vintage, you are buying a little slice of history
…So much of the high street is influenced by vintage. But why buy a cheap imitiation, when you can have the real thing?”
- Nicky Burke (@curiouslondon)
Monday, 25 July 2011 13:55
BINTM Live is every shopaholics dream, with everything from the very latest beauty products to those killer heels you’ve always wanted!
The ultimate fashion, beauty and shopping event
BINTM Live lets you get up close and personal with the BINTM girls, watch a stunning catwalk show and enjoy a day in the wonderful world of our shopping haven. Bursting with the hottest fashion, beauty ‘MUST haves' and exclusive advice from the experts, it's a gloriously glamorous day out.
To satisfy the fashionista within you, book your tickets today!
AVFF will be at BINTM Live in 2011 and will be hosting a wide array of vintage stalls...
You will find us at stand: FO63 In the Fashion & Accessories Hall, Vintage Fashion area.
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 20:33
Anita's Birthday Vintage Fashion Fair Special 3rd July 2011
AVFF Upcoming Fairs 2013