Alexander McQueen has been described as a designer capable of bringing;
‘ the raw and symbolic beauty of the natural
world sharply into play with
a regal, noble, architectural force’
With this in mind I couldn’t believe my luck at finding this stunning piece during a visit to a Designer sale in London, just days before his tragic death.
For me, a fashion item that generates such a strong emotional reaction will be deserving of the timeless tag and is already on the road to becoming labeled as ‘Vintage’.
The benefits of clothes that ‘speak to you’ will become self evident, when in years to come they still hold their appeal, to you or their new owner.
Wearing Vintage doesn’t just express who you are now, but echoes what has shaped and inspired you from your past. The wearing of a vintage item evokes a whole range of thoughts regarding its history, previous owners and experiences.
It’s a great feeling to know that you are giving an item of clothing a new lease of life and for the individualists amongst you it is a great way of expressing your personality.
The message is therefore to ‘dust off’ that timeless piece from your wardrobe and even if your classic item fails to ‘speak to you’ in quite the same way as it used to, odds are it will have plenty to say to the next person on its journey!
If you want to find out more about swapping Vintage log on to Swop2Shop.co.uk
Kathryn is a director of swop2shop.co.uk, the unique and ethical shopping experience.