Archive for December, 2014
It may be cold outside here in Northern Europe but this brand new collection from Australia’s The Gold Hatted Lovers has us dreaming of endless summer days by the pool – whilst looking immaculate in 1930s inspired leisure wear, dahling.
The Gold Hatted Lovers is a new label of ethically produced, handmade clothing made by my Sydney based friends Katie-Louise Ford and Tim Nicol. Launched just this week, they have a fabulous new collection inspired by 1930s leisure wear.
“The inspiration for this range is a simple combination of our dream clothing and iconic pieces from the 1930s, which are hard to find, in poor condition, and never the right size,” Tim tells me.
Authentic looking 1930s reproduction pieces are a rarity, especially in men’s wear, so The Gold Hatted Lovers offers something new and fresh for those who love earlier eras of vintage fashion. Says Tim: “We have carefully branded ourselves not to be a ‘repro’ company, rather looking towards the high-end handmade vibe.”
The collection is available in EU sizes 32-42 (UK sizes 4-14) but Tim says they’re hoping to expand the range of sizes in the future. They also offer custom fitting at a fee for Sydney-based babes.
Be sure to check out the 1930s leisure wear collection right on their website. Personally, I’m head over heels in love with the zigzag gown and the yellow flutter sleeve day dress. Me oh my!
Photography by Koji Chan
Makeup, hair and styling by Tim Nicol
If there was an exhibition I just had to see this year, it was this. I’m so excited that I finally had the chance to take the boat to Tallinn with my friends to see the A Moveable Feast exhibition of Art Deco fashion design at Kumu, the art museum of Estonia.
A Moveable Feast is based on the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev, a fashion historian, interior designer, scenographer and owner of one of the world’s largest private vintage fashion collections. The exhibition features some 80 dresses and coats, more than 200 accessories as well as photos and paintings, all dating back to the inter-war period (1918–1939) but predominantly to the 1920s.
The exhibition boasts iconic pieces from the 1920s – the kind that you see in movies but very rarely in real life, especially in such beautiful shape. Oh the glitter, oh the glamour and oh, all those colours! It is indeed a feast of the most decadent kind. Considering that fancy dresses of this era are mainly seen in photographs and on the silver screen today, in black and white, I was taken by just how colourful the pieces were displayed all together. Another thing that I appreciate about A Moveable Feast is that you could get very close to the costumes to study even the tiniest of Art Deco details.
A Moveable Feast is open at Kumu until January 18, 2015 so you still have time to make the trip and go see the spectacular display of Art Deco era fashion with your own eyes. The luxurious fabrics, intricate embellishments, magnificent colours and plentiful sparkle are sure take your breath away!