Something really interesting has been happening during quarantine, the resurgence of Vintage fabrics. Vintage is back in a BIG way!
With so many people “sheltering in place” alongside multiple generations at family homes it was inevitable that soon, when the boredom set in, rifling through closets would begin.
Last week, I and a group of other fashion industry professionals took part in a fun ZOOM happy hour hosted by my favorite fabric maintenance brand Dryel (their at home dry cleaning kits and stain remover pens are a MUST).
We discussed how fashion has been affected by quarantine, thrifting/vintage fashion and shared “self-isolating” fashion stories. Just about every single person on the call talked about how they have been digging up and adopting their parents vintage clothes and techniques for revamping or upcycling them.
What does this mean for fashion trends once we are out of quarantine? I predict that vintage fabrics and textiles are going to be the next BIG TREND.
There are already a ton of designers out there dipping their toes in the vintage fabric waters. Elizabeth and James has the EANDJ Vintage line which is a personally curated collection of vintage pieces by Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen. Each piece is hand selected for its unique character and nostalgia.
Redone, has a mission to, a movement to keep heritage brands relevant by updates the silhouettes of old Levi’s.
Reformation incorporates “deadstock” fabrics in about 15% of their products and vintage clothing (repurposed) into new pieces including bulk vintage denim and cashmere.
There’s a warmth, intimacy and happy nostalgia to vintage pieces- something that is very appealing at the moment. They exude a sense of safety and familiarity yet still feel edgy.
Have you been dabbling in vintage fabric’s during quarantine? Reworked any fun thrift finds? Tag me on Instagram I would love to see them!