sneak peek: a full circle

a little sneak peek at my guest post over at Freeworld Design Centre today…

I’m a firm believer in the cyclical nature of fashion. New collections create a catwalk induced buzz but often these innovative and fresh looks have their roots in decades past. Very seldom do we set eyes on something that has never been seen before and is completely new. Even if that moment of déjà vu is the memory of a vintage detail or a retro silhouette. After all, Coco Chanel once stated that “Only those with no memory insist on their originality.”


But this grand dame of fashion also noted that “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” So this nod to the past had me perusing some of my favourite vintage-inspired street style looks and wondering what makes these modern muses different and irreplaceable? Certainly the print of the fabric or the way a piece is styled gives it a contemporary vibe, but also the beauty of unusual detailing bestows a much desired unique and inimitable quality to a designer’s collection.

So with a subtle wink, I thought they might enjoy a little company from some sweet vintage patterns…

click over to see my matches.

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