NEW YORK, Oct 4, 2008 / FW/ — While Vivienne Westwood is telling everyone to ‘Do-It-Yourself’ for high fashion as an antidote to the global financial crunch, Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show proposes going retro to get your high street fashion fix.
Wall Street woes or not, Fall 2008 is predicted to be about form-fitting elegance and glamour. And though PETA might disagree, fabulous fur coats are making a comeback… big time!
Elegant, beautiful and oh-so-warm, the fur coat is a signature purchase for Fall 2008 and more affordable than ever before. You’ll find more glamour for your dollar in New York’s most popular vintage fashion event, than you will anywhere else.
With a strong retro vibe this season, vintage is now viewed as the best purchase, over new, as it is a form of elegant recycling. Even in vintage, the preference today is for a lighter, shorter coat rather than the Dynasty-style, heavy full-length, ankle-grazing coat of the past.
Fall 2008 is also about a refined silhouette, the ultimate reference for both glamour and fit. Think slinky, think glitter…think sequins! If it sounds familiar, it’s because that is what we are seeing on the runway.
The sequined cocktail dress has it all -the drop-dead glamour and form fitting styling that is so “Now”. Bob Mackie does it in vintage aqua splendor in his 60s sequined “lightning” dress. Worn with a fur jacket, it’s a look that is the epitome of quiet elegance.
“There is something about the sharpness of vintage coats and suits; the way jackets, for example, taper at the waist or just above and the set of the shoulder that makes them so in demand this season,” notes Maureen Ornstein, co-founder of the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show.
“Vintage looks so good on the body. The idea was to celebrate the body’s natural curves rather than conceal them. Vintage coats are naturally more tailored and fitted. The great coat of past seasons is giving way to a more form-fitting shaped look. And it’s a trend not only in coats, but in suits, blouses and even cocktail dresses.”
Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show
Friday, October 10th, 1-8pm;
Saturday, Oct. 11th, 11am-6pm.
Admission is $20.
The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
New York, NY
For more information call 518-4344312 or visit www.manhattanvintage.com.