Scarborough, North Yorkshire (PRWEB UK) 27 May 2014
The appearance of vintage and retro styles on celebrity style icons and on the catwalk recently is inspiring a generation of fashion followers to opt for vintage style, according to Atom Retro. The vintage and retro clothing experts explain the reasons behind the phenomenon and offer tips on how to emulate the trend successfully.
Vintage themed fashion is represented well across a range of high profile celebrity and fashion events and this looks set to continue. Most recently, leading Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor was seen sporting a vintage-inspired Elie Saab Couture gown on the red carpet at the prestigious 67th Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, 18th May 2014. (1)
Top fashion designers are borrowing trends from the past and infusing modern collections with retro elements. Vintage florals and retro prints are hugely popular among leading designers’ Spring / Summer collections, including those from Michael Kors and Mary Katrantzou for example. (2)
Lindsey Hagston, womenswear buyer at Atom Retro echoes this development, “In womenswear we've already seen trends coming through with floral prints in classic 1950s and 1960s style tea dresses. The tea dress is a really ladylike cut which elongates the figure and full skirts in this style are especially fashionable at the moment. This looks set to continue well into Autumn 2014.”
The vintage fashion industry is growing and retro clothing trends are trickling down into mainstream fashion too. Research from the Association of Resale Professionals shows there has been a 7% increase in the number of second-hand stores in the last two years alone. (3)
Hagston explains, “While it is well represented at catwalk level, vintage style also has a wide appeal to the mainstream market and fashion enthusiasts at large. Classic, tried and tested styles always come around again in fashion. Good design and flattering cuts will always prevail over short lived fads.”
And it’s not just the ladies who are looking to the past for fashion inspiration. Men looking to add a mod, retro edge to their wardrobe can browse Atom Retro’s collection online. Alister Poulton, menswear buyer at Atom Retro offers this advice, “In menswear, retro styling has a smart-casual feel to it – think classic Ivy league blazers, paired with jeans and a pair of smart loafers.”
Atom Retro has the largest range of authentic retro and vintage clothing on the web, with new lines added weekly. For more styling tips and the latest trend reports, visit their blog at http://blog.atomretro.com/
(1) Sonam Kapoor’s Vintage Style at Cannes 2014, Indian Express
(2) ‘Top 10 Vintage Looks Which Are Trends Right Now’, The Huffington Post
(3) ‘Resale Market Report’, Narts.org
About Atom Retro:
Atom Retro (http://www.atomretro.com) is a UK leading clothing retailer, boasting the largest range of authentic, high quality retro and mod clothing for men and women online. The Atom Retro range is inspired by the Carnaby Street boutiques of the sixties and includes an ever growing list of iconic brands and original, independent designers. Browse Atom Retro’s extensive range of retro and mod clothing at http://www.atomretro.com.