Vintage leather – the smooth feeling of velvet on the surface juxtaposed with strong and sturdy texture of the material. With such a contrasting nature vintage leather is a contradiction for itself. Despite that fact, genuine leather especially in a vintage type can spice up the look and create very chic and edgy statement indeed. There is also another, most essential attribute – the timelessness of the vintage leather. According to the famous way of saying by Ives Saint Laurent: “Fashions fade, style is eternal”, we can observe what is verified by cruel time and what stays for ages. Vintage leather definitely leaves the impression of eternal classics in the dress code. That is why, without a glimpse of hesitation I joined great collaboration with Vintage Leather ind. – aspecial place “infusing the passion for vintage heritage and leather versatility.” You will find there great collections for men and women with smoothness and edginess of the vintage leather forming rock’n’roll chic, bohemian claw, vintage panache influenced by 70’s and 80’s vibes and rebellious nature of the garment all inclusive. One great vintage leather statement – vintage leather jackets, leather coats, leather skirts and dresses, suede and leather vests, and suede short dungarees with flirty attitude. Even the website leaves a genuine message of the vintage leather concept encoded into the design and graphics in a very smart and chic manner. If you check it you will know what I meanJ. Vintage Journey with Fashion time machine.
As far as I am concerned I’ve always had a great affection for vintage leather clothing no matter if we consider the line for men or women. I am a complete enthusiast of leather jackets, ultra appealing leather dresses and skirts or leather pants. What is more, my affinity to the vintage leather has probably subconscious background – either because of my music/lifestyle/other preferences or tomboy-ish way of thinking whenever I open my wardrobe. For example leather jacket is a must have for me on a daily basis. It is an indispensable element of my wardrobe and I always hunt for more vintage treasures whether possible. That is why I am very glad to join the project and start writing about vintage leather style, fashion inspirations and trends on the Vintage Leather ind. Blog.
While considering the everlasting significance, you may have this specific image of young Hollywood heroes like Marlon Brando or James Dean who actually initialized the Leather mania. And then to go further with the trends development and alternation of the leather clothing especially in the 70’s and 80’s decades that are considered to be a crucial era for the leather clothing growth. After all, we have a present picture, leather proudly worn by ladies and gents, no matter of the age and preferences, vintage leather with versatile meaning.
Numerous revivals of vintage culture are visible not only in catwalks, fashion inspirations that used to be an oracle of the latest trends. Nowadays we may observe very important change – the Armageddon of high street and it never-ending interpretations of style presented through bloggers, fashionistas and fashion icons. I am aware of the fact that I didn’t discover a great unknown. But nothing can hide my astonishment over vintage culture and its enormous impact not only into the fashion stage but also our mentality. We started praising things that were regarded as past and forgotten by the previous generations – our parents and grandparents to be more precise. And what is more, we recreate them into our own dress code with creative results. This game of mix and match is observable on every fashion blog giving a new taste and originality into the classics. We love comebacks, reversible returns and their present modifications. We love vintage culture indeed.
Maurizio Anzeri known for his innovative approach into imagery and craftsmanship was enlisted in the “MakeUp”Exhibition at the A Palazzo Gallery in Brescia, Italy. Among other 12 artistsMaurizio presented 2D and 3D portraits that clash the vintage culture of old photographs and embroidery mastership. As a result there is a collection ofaltered pictures creating fascination about transformative attributes with the experimentation in stitching. Anzeri’s passion for conversion is visible through the various techniques of needlework on the images. Maurizio seeks to present his own vision of “ideal beauty”. Because of the stiking contrast in the concept he explains to Dazed Digital:“Beauty is always present, it is the idealthat is constantly changing”.
There are numerous experimental andinnovative approaches in which fashion is presented through unconventional wayseither by recycled wood designs, traditional craftsmanship of the beadingskulls on the red sole heel, mesmerized jewellery with butterfly wings or evenby crafted Vogue covers as many more examples difficult to enumerate in one. Nevertheless,there is also an opposite direction of the fashion message with the use oftypical fabrics like denim for alternative purpose than jeans apparels. IanBerry, known as Denimuis a Britishartist based in Sweden who uses denim fabrics for hisartistic work composing imaginative pictures of denim icons, portraits, cityscapesand many more.
Everything started from thechildhood memories accidentally reborn in one of the charity shops whileobserving a pile of cast off jeans. Ian completely amazed about the structure, fadedbeauty of the denim fabrics and their sea of shades decided to transform itinto the striking idea of denim images. That is how the concept of denimpictures was initialized. This is a captivating way of expression to evokeforgotten memories, the ability to materialize the thoughts and renewtraditional conventions. Denim always played an important role for Ian being fascinated by its richheritage and significance in the society. Becoming Denimu, he found his ownlanguage in which he could fluently present his artistic inspirations.