There’s a school of thought put about in some circles that we see too much vintage fashion – that too many fashion trends rework what has gone before as opposed to pushing fashion forwards in new directions. It’s a school of thought that I can’t help disagree with. If a design from the past was executed so successfully that it still appeals, why should we not have the right to continue to indulge in it in the present? This isn’t lazy design but catering to people’s desires.
Those desires echo through all realms of fashion; from the clothes we wear to the revivalist parties we attend. It also echoes through into style, with nondescript clothes given an air of the vintage alongside makeup and hair that fits the bill.
That’s where The Elegance Of Red & White leads off. Here, amongst other pieces, a Zara pleated skirt and peaked blazer from Saveus gently explore the coloured topic of the pictorial, each only alluding to an era gone by. You’re left with no doubt that each frame of Toby Marosszeky‘s photo shoot is meant to make the 1940s modern however, courtesy of the hair and makeup craft of Nicola Johnson. Johnson transforms model Baliee’s long, curly hair into a faux bob and completes the look with extended liquid eyeliner and smokey eyes both intended to evoke the 1940s.
You can see the full photo shoot by clicking on the thumbnails and browsing through the gallery.