Retro swimwear such as this piece from designer Ruth Kenter (a designer who is inspired by the glamourous fifties), is the perfect combination of glamour and wearability even today. In fact, Retro swimwear is the only way to enjoy swimwear today as it combines the flavour of vintage, but with material that works with our present necessities.Read More
Kenzo first crashed onto the Parisian scene in the 70's whenhe renovated an old antique clothing store in the French capital. At that time a handful of other Japanese designers had already hit Paris, and this steady stream continued into the 80’s with the arrival of Rei Kawakubo who was workingRead More
There were a handful “luxury” designers in the 1960's that had their own space at Fortnum & Masons – One of them was Emilio Pucci. This particular favourite dress of mine, made from delicate pink, khaki green and mustardy citron silk,probably dates back tothat time.Read More
Planning an outfit for window shopping in New York – one of the world’s most exciting cities –requires a little bit of forward thinking. But I have found that my pant suits from the late 60's, early 70's work a treat. The mixture of nylon and polyester make them easy to pack, and of course to wash. Drip drying them on a bathroom towel rack is easy peasy!
Knowing I was going to meet Alex, the company manager for the Young Vic’s touring production of A Street Car Called Desire in Soho, meant that dressing up pretty much in technicolour would be perfect! An80's lover, Alex was dolled up in a stunning 80's jumpsuit that only she can pull off.
Of course accessories are all important, and my 2007 coach sneakers were comfortable but no match of course for her colour bursting adidas trainers.
Photographs by Shana Schnur