What is it about vintage you love so much?
Vintage has a story to tell and it comments on our shifting ideas of quality and form. Vintage typically comes from an era before mass manufacturing and the export of labour. For example, leather goods were made in Italy or Spain and garments were made in Canada or the USA. I find that the quality of vintage often surpasses the quality of goods that we have come to expect today. I adore when I can see where a vintage item has been mended and repaired because it makes me think about a time when clothing wasn't so disposable. Of course what I love the most is that wearing vintage is a way to be unique. Trends come and go, however, a vintage piece is a one-off and allows for true personal style and expression.
Do you have a favourite time period?
I can't say that I have a favourite time period in particular. Fashion is always recycling and re-inventing things from the past. However, the 1960's were a particularly interesting time in fashion history as a youth market was created, paving the way for street inspired fashion which continues to be influential to this day.
Who is your inspiration?
I am inspired by strong women who wear what makes them feel good and men who break out of the jeans and hoodie uniform. For me, fashion is about confidence and a good eye - inspiration can be found anywhere.--
STACKED Vintage Accessory Boutique
1207 Bloor St. W., 2nd Floor, Toronto
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