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.
They say:“better late than never” – I planed to write such post about leather statementon the Fall/winter 2011/2012 catwalks since late August. Nevertheless,Fall/Winter is on its full chase to the middle of the season and it seems to bea perfect timing for release as a December roundup.
Leather isone of my desired subjects in fashion because of its dignity, edginess andtimelessness – check
I am absolutely under a great impression of the latest modificationsin fashion of this traditional yet timeless material because of its versatilityand adaptability. It is one of few statements giving the impression of strengthand chic to the look. There is also a great room for fetish influences as well.There are designers who used the leather like a tool sculpturingdifferent forms, releasing numerous messages and giving a great significance totheir own trademark. These designers’ work makes my heart meltingbecause of their approach to fashion treating it like a form of expression notlike a chase of the latest trends.
AnnDemeuleemesterFall/winter 2011/2012 Ann Demeuleemester created a poetic vision of modern army of amazons, bird-like creatures and mythological fauns armored in leather ensembles, feather headpieces and goat furs and chains. The show was accompanied with the melancholic melody of Erik Satie’s piano compositions entitled “Trois Gymnopedies” though the finale of echoes of Black Swan by Tchaikovsky . There is a great range of unique leather pieces – musketeer gloves, wedge boots, leather belts with bandoliers with feathers instead of bullets, leather leggings, and deconstructed lacing girdles and one-of-a-kind collars.
The catwalkof Junya Watanabe presented the sculptural modifications of the leather jacket –hybrids of cocoon shapes, cape designs, coats, suits and leather dresses withNew Look theory behind. The carving concept of the leather is also stronglyvisible in other parts of ensemble – textured tops, voluminous dresses, drapedplaysuits, crinkly pants and skirts.