- Jackie Mallon |
Kicking off the international season of trade shows, vintage vendors congregated in Manhattan’s Javits centre for the three-day Vintage@Intemezzo event. Among labels in prominence were Krizia, Gaultier, Pucci, Escada, Christian Dior, and Moschino (when the label’s name also included the ironic Couture!).
The 60s and 70s still dominated as the most popular decades but the usually ubiquitous 20s beaded dresses and satiny slips were conspicuously lacking for the most part. Gone too the dusty blushes and pastels associated with some earlier bygone eras, replaced by later 20th century’s bold clashing colors and patchwork aplenty.
The fashion industry’s recent move towards the rejection of fur was not in evidence among these vintage retailers as everything from fox chubbies to floor grazing minks were on view––although that might be in response to the particularly bitter winter we have been having so far. Other trends to note were fringe, psychedelia, kimono shapes and splashy sequined motifs.
All photos FashionUnited