Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hyper Mixed Vintage Equals Personal Expression?

You can probably tell by some of my more recent posts my constant inspiration with vintage..I feel like I am constantly looking for more pieces to add to my hoard.. I love mixing vintage made up of multiple textures, styles, and decades, into some kind of a hap-hazard layered personal style.
I think the most exciting thing for me, though is when I see a certain style of clothing that has suddenly become normal or boring, and then I see it worn or presented in a different way. Basically the uncool is cool again, and the cycle is so fast.

It seems like fashion culture as a whole is really focused on vintage, and also the past as well...At least it seems so, with the constant regurgitating of images on tumblr, to designers collections featuring vintage to not-so-far-away fashion (even from the late 90s and early 00's).

It kind of makes me wonder if we've all just digested it too quickly these past few decades or so?
The rate at which decade oriented trends are coming back seems to be escalating at a quick level.
For example, web sites like Etsy have a policy that vintage must be at least 20 years old. But for anyone familiar with street fashion culture is well aware that trend starters are already wearing many pieces normally associated with fashion from '98, '99..etc.

I think for me personally, part of the fun in vintage fashion is the nostalgic aspect of it. The idea that when I mix certain pieces I'm into at the time, it expresses the complexity of who I am, and things I have enjoyed in the past...But I wonder if this shift in trending vintage will have a major counter cultural term in all things "new" and "avant-garde."

But maybe the new and avant-garde is actually a hyper-mixing of meeting yesterday with the future.

Lactose Intoler-Art Found Vintage 90's Necklace Reconstructed with Fashion Illustration


Yoshi Yosh said...

That's a really nice article.
Like you said I think fashion is too fast and we don't take the time to enjoy it and make blossom a trend.
Personnaly, I'm in love with 90's fashion. Why ? Because I think When I was a child in the 90's, I admire fashion but I hadn't the maturity to enjoy it. If I look at my chilhood models, I think they could inspire me again. But 90's is my reference for coordination, for the outfits and accessories they can be drawn from 1900, 60's, 80's ...

Lactose Intoler-Art said...

Yea, I know what you mean. I think I'm the same way with the 90s..Its like I definitely enjoyed it as a kid, haha..But wearing fashion that I missed is kind of fun, but definitely mixed in a different way.

I really like mixing non decade related things too. I mean, stuff that isn't necessarily decade specific. Like mixing clothing that is traditional to other countries with modern or avant garde style clothing..I just really like the contrast!

By the way! I remember your name and icon from following the blog for a long time, but I JUST made the connection to you on facebook! Thanks for keeping up! I love to keep my facebook open so people that have been watching my stuff online can keep a closer look at my adventures in Tokyo and stuff like that.

Constance said...

Where can I buy your necklaces???They are sold out on your link :(