Everyone has their favourite decade and it is no secret that I love vintage styles, which is why I am so excited about this month theme. We bring you an intriguing collection of readings related to various decades of the past 100 years as fashion trends were born that remain relevant today. We explore the evolution of fashion from the dangerous to the divine and uncover the commitment that women make to their appearance. We develop this theme further by considering how our tastes for music, food and art have changed through the good and bad times of the last century. Get prepared to travel back in time and see what elements of lifestyle have persisted through the generations as we are hit by a Blast from the Past!
In this month’s issue…
Recipes Lost in Time – The Colonial Café
Discover the complex and rich history encapsulated in the Colonial Café at the Majestic Hotel in KL, highlighting the blend of old British flavours and traditional Hainanese recipes handed down through the generations.
Mon Passage – Vintage Clothes
Meet Glenda and Denise, founders of the online clothing store Mon Passage showcasing limited edition items and unique pieces, rediscovered from the past or designed by young talents and emerging designers.
Mercedes Fashion Week – SWIM 2015
We bring you the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 in Miami. Don’t miss this fantastic event through an FG lens highlighting some retro looks and vintage inspired swimwear collections!
The Speakeasy’s Theatrical Comeback in SF
The new throwback trend is making its way to San Francisco’s cocktail hour hotspots with its retro setting taking us back to the speakeasy era where secrecy and back room gambling were all part of the theatrical scene.
The Nostalgia of Haute Couture
Clair Watson and Claire Shaeffer, experts on vintage haute couture and designer fashion, help us understand why haute couture is so special and takes people back to a period where quality and patience were virtues.
90’s Nostalgia Through Internet Lens
Were you and are you still a 90’s Kid? As Generation Z remind us, it seems as though the 90’s are more relevant than ever. Let’s have a closer look at this not so distant decade filled of nostalgia that has stuck!
Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album Exhibition
We take a closer look at Hopper’s photos from the 1960s and how attitudes are reflected in the dress and demeanor of his subjects, both posing and shot candidly in Harlem and the West Coast of America.
Looks that could Kill
As one reflects on the perilous decisions made by the trendsetters of the 19th century, there are some eerie and foreboding similarities to our current consumer-fuelled thirst for fast fashion and killer looks. Time to re-evaluate?
Ration Book Eating, A Look into the Wartime Diet
We present a case study researching the ration book recipes, food lists, and restaurant restrictions of WW2. While it is a time that most attempt not to recall, the diets and recipes of those times are not forgotten. Let’s investigate!
Silk Stockings and Handbags!
Silk stockings are must have accessories that can change a woman’s attitude and confidence by merely putting them on. Now top it off with a unique vintage handbag and you are ready to epitomise class and individualism.
When Vintage is a Constant Inspiration
We talk to Virginia Varenna, a seamstress, pattern maker, designer and founder of Dream Factory. Start thinking which piece in your wardrobe could be the right one to be refashioned as she gives us some tips to rework a vintage piece!
The Magic of the Unstitched
How much do you really know about the timeless appeal of the classic Indian Sari? We bring a comprehensive piece that looks retrospectively at the evolution of this garment, its tradition, its designs and its domination in the fashion scene!
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