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New York Fashion Week opens today offering the
first look at fashion's themes for the upcoming fall season.
According to today's Wall Street Journal, one of the six
trends-in-the-making is the Heirloom Feel:
"The most important trend in both men's and women's fashion in
the past year has been heritage clothing.
Updated classics have sold particularly well and have influenced
many designers, even encouraging them to look back through their
Quite a number of designers are referencing antiques and
heirlooms in their collections for fall. Kaelen Farncombe, designer
of Kaelen, says she wanted her collection to 'feel like pieces had
been passed down through generations of a family, re-worked, and
made modern.' Jason Wu says he was inspired by the restoration of
the Palace of Versailles. Marchesa's Georgina Chapman says she was
thinking of the 'Great Expectations' character Miss Havisham, using
lace, python, leather and goat skin to create 'classic
Many of our clients have also discovered the joys of classic
garments - right in the back reaches of their closets.
Thinking about updating one or more of your vintage or classic
garments? A true quality cleaner should be your first stop before
you head to your tailor or dress maker. A true quality cleaner
should be able to restore those garments to near original
condition. After all, why go to the expense of updating the
garments if they cannot be restored to the original look and
Furthermore, your tailor or dress maker will appreciate the fact
that they're working with a clean, odorless garment.
For examples of what can be achieved with the right skills,
please click on the following blog posts:
Cleaning and restoration of antique, vintage and heirloom garments
and other textiles
Unknown brand 1930's mens suit
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