Vintage festival celebrates the style

August 6, 2011

Post novo para a Dress It!

Organizado pelo estilista Wayne Hemingway e sua mulher, Gerardine, o festival Vintage teve sua segunda edição nos dias 29, 30 e 31 de julho de 2011 no Southbank Centre em Londres.

Inspirado no “Festival of Britain” de 1951, o Vintage celebrou sete décadas de moda, música e arte dos anos 20 aos 80. Vendedores de roupas montaram espaços; a musa artística Sue Tilley organizou um desfile que reviveu os anos 80 e mostrou peças de estilistas como Vivienne Westwood e uma jaqueta customizada pelo chapeleiro Stephen Jones no fim dos anos 70; um salão de festas recriou o Wigan Casino, famoso clube de soul music nos anos 70, enquanto outros foram dedicados ao swing, rock’n’roll e disco com stylists de maquiagem e cabelo e professores de dança.

O vintage, antes apreciado por um pequeno número de entusiastas, vem crescendo em popularidade e lojas da high street como a Marks & Spencer agora tem linhas inspiradas no estilo. Lojas especializadas no antes chamado de segunda-mão, como a Rokit e a Beyond Retro cujos clientes incluem as modelos Kate Moss, Daisy Lowe and Agyness Deyn, oferecem peças que vão do estilo retro ao punk, dos anos 60, 70 e 80, além do Mod e militar. Parada certa de stylists renomados, peças dessas lojas foram usados em editoriais de moda para revistas como a Vogue inglesa, americana, japonesa e italiana, a i-D e a Dazed and Confused, assim como os jornais The Guardian, The Times, The New York Times e The Independent.

Dedicada seguidora do estilo, a Visíveis Virtudes visitou o festival e adorou esse ônibus decorado com todo o tipo de antiguidades e que acabou sendo também o lugar escolhido para uma sessão de fotos pelas meninas nas nossas fotos.

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Set up by the fashion designer Wayne Hemingway and his wife, Gerardine, the second edition of the Vintage festival took place over the 29th, 30th and 31st July 2011 on London’s Southbank Centre.

Taking its lead from the Festival of Britain (1951) and on its second edition, the festival celebrated seven decades of fashion, music and art from the 1920s to the 1980s. Vintage clothes sellers have set up shop; club legend and art muse Sue Tilley organised a catwalk show that revived the brilliant peacock individualism of the 1980 and showed pieces from Vivienne Westwood and a a dinner jacket that was customised by Stephen Jones in the late 70s; there was a ballroom modelled on Wigan Casino, the northern soul club, while other rooms were dedicated to swing, rock’n’roll and disco, with makeup and hair stylists and dance teachers on hand.

Once confined to a small number of enthusiasts, vintage style has been growing in popularity and high street shops such as Marks & Spencer now have vintage-inspired ranges. Shops once called secondhand such as Rokit and Beyond Retro, whose customers include models Kate Moss, Daisy Lowe and Agyness Deyn, offer a huge range of styles from retro and punk to 60’s, 70’s, 80’s plus Mod and military. The first port of call for many renowned stylists, their clothing have been featured in fashion editorials of British, American, Japanese and Italian Vogue, i-D, Dazed and Confused, as well as The Guardian, The Times, The New York Times and The Independent.

As dedicated followers of the vintage style, Visíveis Virtudes visited the festival and loved this bus decorated will all sorts of antiques that was also used as a great place for a photo shoot by the girls on our pictures.

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