What Is and Is Not the Vintage Style

So, what’s not vintage?

SM What is just second-hand clothes: garments that already have a few years, even many, but without any significance or impact on fashion.

Why do you think we are currently living this vintage boom?

According to simplyyellowpages, SM Vintage came in the 60s, especially in England, as a fashion trend. Currently, fundamentally since 2000, it has been revalued for different reasons . In the globalization era we are experiencing, big business firms copy the most famous designers and, in the end, everyone ends up wearing more or less the same. For a certain segment of the population it is important to differentiate and invent their own fashion, and vintage clothing allows them to dress in unique garments of various types and ages, and of high quality, which can perfectly assemble with basic and more current clothing Have a unique look .
On the other hand, fashion is an active search for new trends and at this moment “recovering the past” is a trend.

Has the current economic crisis also influenced this boom?

FASHION IS AN ACTIVE SEARCH FOR NEW TRENDS AND, AT THE MOMENT, “RECOVERING THE PAST” IS A TREND.

SM Yes, of course: we stop the consumption and we rescued from our wardrobe or from our mothers and grandmothers all kinds of garments from other times. In addition, since the beginning of the crisis, it is easier to find flea markets and vintage stores with reasonable prices and mix the clothes making this way of dressing in a trend, because the trends are the reflection of the street.
When we lived in abundance and spent without control, buying in secondhand or vintage markets would have been something frowned upon (except for very few people who already wore and collected vintage). The crisis has made necessity a trend.

THE TRENDS ARE THE REFLECTION OF THE STREET.THE CRISIS HAS MADE NECESSITY A TREND.

SM Yes, of course: we stop the consumption and we rescued from our wardrobe or from our mothers and grandmothers all kinds of garments from other times. In addition, since the beginning of the crisis, it is easier to find flea markets and vintage stores with reasonable prices and mix the clothes making this way of dressing in a trend, because the trends are the reflection of the street.
When we lived in abundance and spent without control, buying in secondhand or vintage markets would have been something frowned upon (except for very few people who already wore and collected vintage).The crisis has made necessity a trend.

Are there a number of “precepts” to consider when dressing up without looking like a postcard or photograph from previous decades?

SM Every day, vintage lovers learn to dress without seeming to leave their grandmother’s closet.It is important to know how to couple with grace, good taste and balance those vintage garments that are original to our basic and current garments.

Give us an example.

SM An intricate 1940s American looks perfect with a worn denim and a scarf around Hermès or Loewe’s neck. If we talk about a flower print dress from the 70’s, it is best to combine it, for example, with a mini denim jacket or leather, a shopping bag and some current shoes.

What are the most common mistakes when trying to integrate vintage pieces into the wardrobe?

SM The most common mistake is not knowing how to compensate the combination of vintage clothing with seasonal clothing . It is very important to begin by attaching only a vintage piece to a particular look !And little by little dare to integrate something more.