The Vintage Fashion Bible is the must-have accessory for all dedicated followers of vintage fashion. Written by Red or Dead co-founders, Wayne Hemingway, MBE and Gerardine Hemingway, this is a complete chronological look at 20th century fashion for men and women from the perspective of the vintage fashion enthusiast rather than fashion historian, as well as a practical guide to buying, styling and restoring vintage clothing. Using clothing catalogues, film posters, magazine articles and other contemporary advertising from the 1920s to the 1990s, the book delivers an authentic feel for each decade and shows through original visuals how fashion has evolved. Each decade includes an introduction to the period, social influences on fashion, key designers and style icons of the day. Special features take a look at swimwear, underwear, accessories and fabulous vintage wedding outfits for a complete and comprehensive overview of how fashion has shaped us. Get the Look features throughout the book give tips and insider advice on how to pull off the vintage look today.
Complete with stunning original photography and illustration from the Hemingways' personal archive, expert advice on everything from sizing and caring to where to buy and mixing vintage with new, as well as interviews with style icons and collectors, The Vintage Fashion Bible is essential reading for all fashion-lovers, from students and vintage virtuosos, to those who just want something a little different from their modern wardrobe.
With over 30 years' experience in the fashion industry, Wayne Hemingway, MBE, is the expert when it comes to vintage styling. He and his wife Gerardine established the iconic global fashion label, Red or Dead which won the prestigious British Fashion Council Streetstyle Designer of the Year Award for three consecutive years. The couple sold the company in 1999 in a multi-million pound deal. They then turned their attention to setting up Hemingway Design, specializing in affordable, everyday design, making home and fashion styling accessible to all. In 2010, Wayne and Gerardine launched The Vintage Festival which has become a mecca for all vintage enthusiasts, attracting 200,000 visitors annually.