Rob Priestley & Caitlin Harrington & Maram Mahmoud
Throughout this page we will be exploring and expanding knowledge on vintage clothing. We aim to distribute information regarding vintage fashion. In relation to vintage clothing, a group project is being carried out to show that vintage clothing is still prominent in todays society. We will also we posting events which have been planned for people with the interest in Vintage fashion. Event details will be posted in the events section below.
Vintage clothing is a term that originates from the previous eras of clothing, generally referring to the years before present day and after 1920's. Vintage clothing differs through decades as the different styles becoming increasingly popular, but vintage clothing can be viewed as stylish and fashionable now with many people dressing and wearing vintage clothing as part of their everyday lives.
How To Get Started
A group need to decide on a place to visit, may it be a big city or a small town, where there are a few places of vintage shops. The vintage shops could be to do with either fashion or antiques. When the group have decided where to go and when to meet they should make their way to the chosen destination. When in the vintage shops, they group can look around and pick out various items of vintage clothes.
Example When the vintage fashion group went out they decided to meet at the SU steps at 11am on a certain date. They then went to the chosen vintage shop with the group and had a look around at the different types of clothing.
Brief History on Fashion
The 60's also known as the "Swinging Sixties" was a pivotal year in terms of the way people had dressed due to certain influences such as The Beatles for Men's fashion with the infamous "Beatle boots" and Tailored suits or Mary Quant who popularised women's fashion with the mini skirt for example. The sixties had a variety of different ways in how they had dressed with certain subcultures or leading fashion icons who influenced people to narcissistically identify them as the ideal way to dress.
Fashion in the 1970's began with a lot of mini-skirts, bell-bottoms, and androgynous hippie look from the late 1960's and became an iconic decade for fashion.
Generally, the most famous look for both male and females was tight on the top and loose on the bottom. In the 1970's we also see the indifferent, anti-conformist casual chic approach to fashion, this consisted on sweaters, T-shirts, jeans and trainers.
In 1970's the top fashion models were Lauren Hutton, Margaux Hemingway, Beverly Johnson, Gia Carangi, Janice Dickinson, Cheryl Tiegs, Jerry Hall, and Iman.
Popular looks for women wear in the early 1970's included dye shirts, Mexican peasant blouses, folk-embroidered Hungarian blouses, ponchos, capes and military surplus clothing. For what women used to wear on the bottom, and what was very popular was bell-bottoms, gauchos, freed jeans, midi skirts, and ankle-length maxi dresses.
At this time, there was a significant shortage of raw materials and fabrics, including synthetics like vinyl and nylon. As a result of this designers kept a lot of things very simple. Again for men the popular fashion was things like bell-bottom jeans and tie dye shirts. Also they wore a lot of tweed sports jackets, khaki chinos, chunky sweaters, storm coats, battle jackets and flannel shirts.
Places We Plan To Visit
- London, Camden
- Leicester, Town Square
1. Visiting vintage shops in Leicester
Date - 07/02/16 Time - 12:00pm Meeting point - Leicester Clock Tower.
2. Visiting vintage shops in Nottingham
Date - 14/02/16 Time - 11:00pm Meeting point- In front of DMU SU.
3. Visiting vintage shops in Loughborough
Date - 21/02/16 Time - 11:00pm Meeting point- In front of DMU SU
Shops/Places We Visited
1. Leicester, Leicestershire
DollyMixVintage - A small simplistic vintage shop based around the center of Leicester.
Wild Clothing- A vintage shop based in Nottingham
The Vintage Chic Barn- A vintage shop based in loughborough which sells vintage furniture and antiques ( house ware).
Social Media Links
Instagram: @Vintagefashion_1