Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Inspired by Vintage as Usual

I was going through some boxes in my quest to ever organize my life, and I came upon a book that I had taken out of my college library about 7 years ago. I know this because the date it was due back was April 02, 2004. Needless to say that I never returned it.* This book was A History of Fashion by Madge Garland, a Picture Guide to its Creators and Creations. You can understand why I was drawn to this book in the first place. After thumbing through it again, I was immediately reminded what I love about fashion, especially vintage fashion. Fashion has the ability to affect me and more importantly, inspire me.

Fashion: A picture guide to its creators and creations, First Edition 1962
Since pictures usually explain things better than I can in this area, I have compiled some of my favorite images from this book. Even though this book is far from relevant, I take so much inspiration from the silhouettes, the styling and the classic appearance of some of these models. In my application essay for the grad program, I made mention of the inspiration that I take from vintage fashion and how my goal is to bring vintage looks with modern edge to my designs. These are the looks that I was talking about.

"The whole position of women in Western civilization, is her struggle for equality and her success, is reflected in the garments she has worn." -Madge Garland

*If Framingham State would like this book back, they need only contact me and I will gladly return it ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Fab images, very classy!:)


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