'Racks filled with fabulous fashion spanning over two hundred years. Boxes full of photographs of fashionably dressed men and women. Shelves bursting with crisp, starched French and Irish linen. Polished wooden cabinets full of glittering jewels. Exotic textiles from lands far beyond Australia’s shores draped across tables. Umbrella stands full of parasols, umbrellas and walking sticks. Hat stands bedecked with exotic creations from milliners’ workshops. Walls covered from top to bottom with original fashion drawings. This is what awaits you at The Way We Wear Fairs.'
Antique, Vintage and Retro Fashion, Textiles and Accessories
MASONIC HALL, 5 SANDY BAY ROAD, SANDY BAY (OPPOSITE PARK)
ADMISSION - GOLD COIN ($2).
TIMES - FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER 6PM-9PM SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER 10AM-5PM
SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER 10AM-4PM
Check out their slide show here.
Check out Fair dates for 2011, all over Australia, here.
According to this website, 'To look totally unique, vintage clothing is the way to go and some of the best vintage pieces can be found online at sites run by expert curators who pick through the trash to find real treasure. Wearing vintage clothing sets you apart from the crowd and it's fun to play with pieces from different eras, mixing a Victorian day dress with a hippie fur vest. When you wear vintage, you can be sure you won't look like anyone else.'
Maybe it's that, but maybe it's just that we are sick of hearing people being exploited to clothe us, and maybe we just want to lessen our ecological footprint.
Maybe it's because clothing from even as little 30 years ago, was made to last, fibre manufacturers took less shortcuts, hence finer cloth was produced to make those garments. While vintage clothing isn't necessarily cheaper, it's certain that it will never come again.
I also quite like the fact that there is an era for every body type, from the straight up and down flapper dresses from the 20's, to the cinched in waists of the 50's.
1950's sheer chiffon dress by
What's the reason you like vintage?
What's your favourite vintage era?