Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What Is Vintage?

Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2008

While doing a bit of thrifting I came about a few pieces I wouldn't designate as vintage but others would.  It seems as though the fashion society has declared a high end designer piece that was in stores a little more than a year ago a vintage piece. A Marc Jacobs dress from Spring Summer 2010 is considered to be from past season but recently I heard someone use the vintage to describe it.  Not sure how the terminology vintage has become a reference to anything not as of the current date.  The world of fashion can be very pretentious and downright dumb.  Readers, how do you feel about this?

1 comment:

  1. I always thought vintage was from an older era and not necessarily a couple seasons ago. Id say that if the article has run its course, gone out of style and then revived, its vintage. Likely 5-7 years at the very least, no?