I wonder how and when have classics or vintage become the new “it”? Or has it always been in the culture – for it is inevitable for time to move forward, and reminiscent is the only way to savour the memories?
I have fallen victim to the obsession to modernism – pop art, electricals with an edge, clothes that rebel, the neatness… I have always known that by going forward doesn’t mean eradication of the past. Learn to grow is a cliche, perhaps mixing the good of past and present gives a future.
I have commissioned a photo shoot for felix with Oxfam sponsoring the clothes and Toni&Guy sponsoring hair styling. I have never undertaken any fashion projects involving the collarboration of this many parties before. I am really chuffed this has turned out so well. I am glad our own models and photographers at Imperial turned out to be really professional. Here are the some of our work. Guys, I’m so proud of you!
This was used in felix. It was entitled Ballerina. I remember the enthusiastic shopkeeper James brought the petticoat right in front of my eyes, "vintage, especially brought in". He was very, very helpful. I have to admit the style isn't all that original, this shot always reminds me of Carrie Bradshaw for some reason. But I've injected some SS09 into the look by accessorising with acidic belts.
Annabelle here is just a natural model. Her gazes are always fierce and she was very obedient to Andreea, the photographer. Annabelle worked with me one time in Kent I remembered us taking a random picture with Annabelle turned out looking very "Vogue". She was my first point of call when the photo shoot for felix idea came up. She wears a very heavy baft dress - what I believed to be some African tribal outfits. But I'm not sure. The Jaeger jacket contrasted very well with the colourful prints.