Top Designers Inspire Surge in 'Renewed Fashion'
Fashion is now at a real turning point in history. With a world, heavily in debt, the fashion industry is creating looks and styles that can be easily achieved with minimum cost. Among the vintage styles and thrift looks, customising our own clothes and accessories is becoming a huge trend and some catwalk shows have influenced this sudden movement.
With screw studs, buttons, mixed trinkets and materials all available through eBay and other stores, the ever growing need to make our own creations is growing larger, but best of all; we are enjoying doing it too.
Magazines such as Look and Company are showing their readers how easy it is to create catwalk-inspired jewellery and embellished clothing with hardly any cost involved. Showing a step-by-step guide, the writers are sharing some of their techniques and ideas to a massive following who will, no doubt pass this knowledge onto their friends and family.
Even bloggers are taking to customising their old clothes and showing their fans how easy some of styles are to do. But it doesn’t stop there.
With trends and looks, frequency coming in and out of fashion, more vintage stores and particular brands are reaping the benefits. The classic baseball jacket made a comeback this year, purely because designers such as Stella McCartney, reminded us of how desirable this old style can be.
From this, a surge in sales in vintage stores and copy-cat high street versions followed and helped filter this trend down to the mass market. Camouflage jackets, baseball caps (snapbacks), leather skirts and religious inspired jewellery have all hit the trend-monitor this season, and vintage stores and charity shops are just happy that some old pieces are being renewed, reworked and customised to be new again.
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