17 April 2013

Reworked Retro

It’s no secret that I’m a vintage vixen, however the pickings are pretty paltry now that retro is trending both as an inspiration for new design as well as a tool for reworked design. I know girls and guys who spend hours digging their way through the clothes racks of op-shops and resale boutiques only to find that the gems are picked clean and only tarnished tanks and tees remain. 

Personally I love reworked vintage fashion and am happy to share my recent finds. I’ve compiled this list of my TOP Reworked Retro Sites of the moment for you to look at. You can click on all the links below and check them out:
Cassie Ponds of Make Amends

Reworked one of a kind Make Amends fashion
Make Amend is a fashion label from independent designer Cassandra Pons that embraces a mix of redesigned vintage and handmade garments from 100% recycled materials that are cute, quirky and totally one-of-a-kind! Cassies creations are available in sunny Townsville, Australia at Katelyn Aslett Artisan Couture as well as online.

ModCloth  In case you have been living under a rock, this online boutique offers both inspired vintage as well as vintage fodder for the fashion-minded.

Homespun Vintage

Homespunvintage is the creative cooperation of two designer moms, Kathlene Kirnan Linehan and Corrie Hill Sullivan. Their complimentary styles offer a great selection of reworked vintage designs for boys and girls.

One of a Kind Vintage by Spanish Moss

Spanish Moss founded in 2006 by Vincent and Suzanne Ford Carafano, Spanish Moss specializes in top shelf vintage collections, artisan designers, and an in house ready-to-wear, American Gold.

Urban Outfitters has introduced an exclusive online collection, One-Of-A-Kind, which boasts one of a kind vintage pieces following the success of their in store Urban Renewal offerings featuring reworked vintage pieces, including denim, accessories and jewelry.

Miss Selfridge has started to incorporate small vintage inspired collections in some of their stores.

Etsy offers indie designers a great marketplace for everything vintage and handmade.