Archive for the ‘ Vintage ’ Category

Compose with the French brand Les Composantes

Les Composantes is a French fashion label that offers a limited collection each month, as well as exclusive vintage items. It offers clothes and accessories that women have always wanted but have never found, such as the essentials: the perfect little black dress or the classic leather bag with a slight twist which make them very special…

There is also a section where you can sell and buy items to come in support of the association of  Malaria No More.

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Lost & Found furniture collection by &made

Each piece of &made ‘Lost & Found’ collection has been rescued from the streets and regenerated and produced into furniture. This collection is now available on commission for bespoke order.

This is just a great initiative marrying design and recycling.


Wallpapered furniture by Bryonie Porter

Loving this idea of wallpapering furniture.

Bryonie Porter creates these beautiful papered pieces using wallpaper on antique and modern furniture. Using a water-based (environmentally friendly high gloss laquer) she transforms sometimes humdrum pieces into stunning works of art.

Wallpaper used on this pic is by Timorous Beasties, a studio I have already blogged about a while back.


50s Print Collection by Prada

This is the new Prada Print Collection – which features a single dress, a 1950s summery style with a gathered skirt, which has been created in a range of fabrics from cottons to silks in Miuccia’s distinctively painterly patterns. Also in the range, ballerina pumps with ribbon bow in contrasting prints, and a shoulder bag on a chain strap in more prints inspired by fabrics from Miuccia’s archive.

The collection is out in mid-May (under 500£)

Where: in any Prada stores

Recycled cassette tape necktie by Alyce Santoro

The sonic fabric neckties are a limited-edition project made from 50% recorded audio cassette tape and 50% colored thread. The fabric is actually audible if you run a tape head over it! (if you’d like a demo; alyceobvious).

The ties come in three colors: black (woven with black thread and black tape), dark brown (brown tape, black thread), and light gray (gray thread, black tape). Each comes packaged with a descriptive label.


Ken & Dana b-side vintage scarf necklaces

Using their flair for remixing accessories Ken & Dana refashion Vintage Scarves with brass rings into one of a  kind necklaces. Available in various versions including Hermes !


Recycled designer bags by Matières à réflexion

Since 2002, Matières à réflexion proudly presents its collections of vintage-based designer bags. Each bag is hand-made and numbered in their Paris studio from carefully selected vintage jackets, safe-keeping the original vintage details. You can also commission your own unique piece and bring your own or select the vintage leather jacket.

Even if the idea of recycling is très a la mode, it doesn’t mean recycled fashion always hits the mark. Well, in that case, I think it did and will..