Author(s): Funmi Odulate
Vintage clothing provides a fantastic opportunity to wear beautifully made garments that are totally individual, as well as a small piece of history. It was only a few years ago that wearing vintage clothing was strictly for fancy dress parties and yet today the sartorial trends could not be more different. Vintage fashion is now coveted allover the world, and style icons such as Kate Moss and Sienna Miller are regularly photographed wearing gorgeous clothes by designers whose heyday was decades ago.Contemporary designers are looking to the past for inspiration and translating long forgotten designs into modern pieces, whilst high street stores such as Top shop,Oasis and Urban Outfitters stock vintage or vintage-inspired lines which make this look accessible to everyone. Whether as a wearer or collector of vintage fashion, this book provides all the information on how and where to buy vintage fashion.Beginning with a look at the legacy of over 70 seminal designers from the last 120years and the key fashion pieces that defined each decade, it looks at how to separate vintage clothing from that which is antique, retro or simply secondhand, as well as hints and tips on what to look for and how to haggle when you find it.
Funmi Odulate is a top fashion writer and worldwide vintage connoisseur. Shehas collated her extraordinary knowledge of fashion during her many years as afashion journalist writing for major titles such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, SundayTimes Style, The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian andInStyle magazine. This is her first book.Author Location: London