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Friday, June 19, 2009

RUNWAY A LA VINTAGE

Posted on Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 11:11 AM




by Sara Axelrod



Shopping sprees may not be an option right now — that’s just time and money we don’t have. Still, we’ll subject ourselves to a buying Bazaar to peek at the latest trends and essential pieces for fall.

We melted at the hot Fall 2009 runway. Jean Paul Gaultier’s modern interpretation of a flight jacket — a belted croc with high fur collar — was just brilliant. Alas, we can’t all have that Hermes bomber jacket right off the runway from Paris’s Fall 2009 Fashion Week. Dream big. Sure. Spend big — dream on.

Fall tends are on fire with popping colors, bold patters and awesome prints. And now, a secret. Louis Vuitton, Balmain, Dries Can Noten, Alexander Wang — all lead characters in haute couture culture — have one thing in common: they look to classic trends from the past to make their trendy styles timeless. Their inspiration comes from vintage fashions, just as your wardrobe should . . . to save money, recycle perfectly good items of clothing, and look fabulous.

Vintage is vintage. Whether you can have that new Hermes bomber jacket or not, you can appreciate its glamor for its historic roots. The bomber jacket has been alive longer than you! That’s the fun of vintage fashion –– it is art, it is history, it is timeless.

Detroit’s filled with vintage driven hot spots and if you're already into that sorta thing, you know what Lost & Found Vintage has in store for area fashionistas. For those who already adore the Royal Oak mecca of vintage goods, and for those who curiosity is now firmly piqued, there's a big event they’ve been planning that you might want to check out.

This Sunday, June 21, at Cliff Bell’s (the gorgeous speakeasy on Park Ave. downtown Detroit) is Siren’s of the Solstice, a three part fashion show.

It might not have the exclusive glamour of Paris Fashion Week –– but it will have popping colors, bold patters and a diverse array of high-end, retro, and psychedelic fashion from the '40s to '70s. It’s this stuff — the real vintage deal –– that inspires the chich, classic and fresh designs showing at Paris, Milan and New York Fashion Week.

This Lost & Found presentation sounds pretty fun and couldn't be set in a better venue. The colorful show will be accompanied by the very funky Brad Hales, one of Detroit’s favorite DJs. Then retro rockers The Fondas will keep the night rolling.

If you can spare the dough it's just $10 for entry, but keep in mind that proceeds (all or some, we're not sure) will go to Arts and Scraps, a admirable program that recycles left over industrial elements of Detroit to create art with Detroit’s youth.


The rundown:

Fashion: Lost & Found three-part vintage fashion show

Music: DJ Brad Hales & The Fondas

Cause:Fundraiser for Arts & Scraps

When: Sunday, June 21. Doors @ 8 p.m., show begins @ 9 p.m.

Where: Cliff Bell’s: 2030 Park Ave., Detroit; 313.961.2543; cliffbells.com.


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