It’s no secret that history repeats itself, and it’s especially true in fashion. The proof? These ads and editorials span the last two decades of the 20th century, but aside from the baby-faced famous models, they could be mistaken for current editorials. Chunky rib knits, minimal wrap coats and tie around the waist styling is all so relevant at the moment.
Vogue 1986 // Shalom Harlow by Tom Munro for Vogue UK, 1997
Kate Moss for Calvin Klein, early 1990’s // Shalom Harlow by Kelly Klein for Harper’s Bazaar, September 1997
Amber Valletta by Patrick Demarchelier, Harper’s Bazaar, October 1996 //Kate Moss for Vogue UK, March 1993
For more inspiration from old editorials, visit my Pinterest board, < old good things >
With new Spring campaigns filling the pages of my magazines and the imminent arrival of the Fall 2014 shows, I took a minute this week to look back at some old campaigns that still feel fresh. Both photographed by Inez and Vinoodh, these campaigns have a timeless quality to them. Perhaps it’s the choice in models, Christy Turlington for Balenciaga’s Fall 2001 campaign and Kate Moss in a chunky sweater and no pants styling for Louis Vuitton Fall 2000. What are your favorite ad campaigns from the past?
The 1990’s don’t seem that far off, but believe it or not, the days of platform shoes, baggy pants and flannels was more than a decade ago. The nineties are back already and I want you to be more chicly prepared! I recently fell in love with and incidentally spent hours on the Editorial Archive blog. I continued to come across editorials from the 1990’s that could very well be in today’s Vogue, sporting the casual minimalism looks that nod to the nineties. Here are some oldies, but goodies in the terms of 90’s fashion. If you are going to go there, take note from these editorials and leave your baggy pants at home.
This is how I would do nineties now… all from La Garconne.
(acne dress.opening ceremony mary janes.maison martin margiela watch band bracelet.alexander wang backpack. saskia diez hair band.)
Lately, there haven’t been that many amazing editorials that make me die for fashion, until the March issue of W hit stands… I love the eerie fashion feeling you get from this editorial featuring Kate Moss. It’s the same feeling I used to get watching the Alexander McQueen runway shows…
(images via FGR)
Some lovely bits and pieces of inspiration…
Suzanne Tick’s version of recycling, turning old bobby pins into art, and other materials into textiles
self service magazine image of a young kate moss
image from new site, camerabag.tv- a site that gives you an in-depth look into photographer’s camera bags