When I first flipped through WC‘s new spring catalogue, the idea of ‘new vintage‘ or non-vintage vintage as in the title did tickle me rather pink. Over the past couple of years vintage & retro clothing has been a huge influence on Japanese street fashion with everything from antique dolly kei to high-end retro designer wear popping up on street snap websites and in street style bibles Fruits and Tune magazines. Of course, vintage does have its downsides – what immediately comes to mind is a little shop on Brick Lane in London that I had to make a sharp exit from, such was the musty smell of the clothes I though I was going to heave-ho at any second! Of course, that’s a rather extreme example; please be reassured that vintage clothing shops in Japan keep their stock impeccably clean.
I do have to admit that the ‘new vintage’ concept has rather grown on me – sometimes, despite whatever quest I’m on for a specific piece of clothing, I wish it would appear in a place I didn’t have to root through (or worry that something unfortunate had happened to the former owner). The idea behind the collection has been fantastically executed through the items of clothing: washed-out denim; Americana; 80s punk; and even a tweed-like blazer bring to mind the best bits of a hand-me-down wardrobe. I hope that we’ll be seeing these same clothes in vintage shops in another twenty years time!
I’m not usually a huge fan of double denim, but the acid wash is fab and I love how it’s still dark at the seams – details!
Oh Chinatsu, we’ll all be poor after oggling this collection!
I can’t help but think this is what Madonna would have worn in the 1980s had WC been around…
Bright colours are huge on the spring catwalks this year, and these trousers certainly fit the bill! I’m also utterly smitten with the studded wedge boots – get out of my dreams and onto my feet!
More violent yellow – love it paired with rock headband and sheer leopard stockings
Totally my style!
Fabulous fresh retro look for the sunnier seasons
Official: Wakatsuki Chinatsu is Wonder Woman…
Or should that be Captain America?
Clean and simple make-up that lets the clothing do all the talking! With the aforementioned loud shades that have been taken up by the high-end brands such as Jil Sander (this season’s colour blocking queen), make-up on the catwalk was kept fuss-free with an emphasis on the lips. Pale pink is notoriously hard to pull off if you’ve got paler skin, so I’d suggest keeping it sheer and shiny!
Kawaii geek-chic – love it.
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