These vintage designer pieces that have been reworked and reissued are back with a vengeance.
New garms, who dis? Nah, that is so 2000 and late. While there’s a certain joy when it comes to buying new clothes, the exclusivity of wearing reissued designer pieces straight from their archives is the flex we all can dream of, right? The love for second-hand, vintage designs grew even stronger especially in this pandemic. Add to the mix all things reworked, reconstructed, and redesigned, and you immediately have a step to sustainability in the bag. Isn’t it amazing how these rare designer collections have now become trophy vintage pieces that you have to unlock one by one? As a wise philosopher once said, gotta catch ’em all. From Vivienne Westwood’s chokers to Zendaya’s Versace dress that was once worn by Beyoncé, here’s a reason why wearing vintage is the future.
MARC JACOBS’ PLATFORM BOOTS
Marc Jacobs did what he had to do with these platform boots, which have been making a comeback after five years. The A/W ’16 killer boots have been worn by Olivia Rodrigo, Dua Lipa, and Taylor Swift.
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD’S CORSETS AND CHOKERS
There’s a reason why Vivienne Westwood played a huge role in the birth of punk. She was way ahead of her time, as evidenced in many of her striking collections, including the release of her signature pearl choker and corsets in the 90s. More than 20 years later, it’s still being worn by A-listers like Kim Kardashian, Alexa Demie, FKA Twigs, Bella Hadid and Doja Cat.
VERSACE’S RED CARPET DRESSES
Through the years, Versace has dressed a number of timeless women who represent strength and power. Remember JLo’s green dress in the 2000s that birthed google images and Zendaya’s recent purple number that Beyoncé wore in 2003? The power of Medusa.
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER’S CYBERDOT PRINTS
When the edge of Jean Paul Gaultier’s Cyberdot collection faded out after its 1995 release, no one knew that it was going to be back with a revenge years later. The futuristic vintage print has been worn by Kim Kardashian, Tinashe, and Cardi B.
Aside from Dior bringing back their monogram print, vintage lovers also got a taste of the CD choker from A/W ’00. With the re-emergence of the Y2K comeback, it was the perfect time to re-introduce these archival prints. Since then, it has been worn by the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, and Lil Nas X.
KIM KARDASHIAN IN ALMOST EVERY ARCHIVAL LOOK BY DESIGNERS
And we have a winner. The way Kim Kardashian has been dressed by the best fashion designers to have ever lived will always be enviable. Her access to archival pieces from Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler, Versace, and Jean Paul Gaultier is the relationship only most of us can dream of. Now that is the real flex.