'Mount Olympus' Comes to Zeus Vintage - Zandra Rhodes Suede Dress October 11 2015, 0 Comments

 

Earlier this week, an amazing dress, fit for a true bohemian goddess and designed by the iconic and eccentric designer Zandra Rhodes, hit the store! Named after the home of the Gods itself, this dress was part of a collection called 'Mount Olympus' c. Spring/ Summer 1983. 

In a thick silk noil which gives it the most amazing drape, this is an incredibly rare example of the couture bohemian luxe aesthetic that Zandra was known for. With a suede yoke that is perforated and screen printed with the statement 'Jungle Trail' border that was also featured in her earlier 'Medieval Collection'.   

This incredible vintage Zandra Rhodes dress is not only so very wearable but practical too! With two deep pockets to store whatever a woman with such exceptional taste wants to carry. If you are interested in finding out more about the 'Mount Olympus' collection then check out the Visual Arts Data Service's website and see some original sketches and other pieces in the collection here

Oh and of course, be sure to take a peek at the other Zandra Rhodes pieces we currently have in stock, including a 1980's printed velvet dress and a 1976 'Cactus & Cowboys' hand crafted frock.  

 

 


Designer Vintage Clothing Overload. July 16 2015, 0 Comments

Notice to all label lovers,

We've just added to the site we've got some absolutely incredible vintage 80s & 90s pieces by the very best designers of the eighties and nineties. 

 

 

Including this incredible Valentino Boutique piece, such amazing quality in a gold bias cut jacquard with elegant trains draping down effortlessly from each shoulder. Not only do the trains invoke the kind of 30's Hollywood glamour that any girl would kill for, they are also incredibly versatile, you can tie them in a multitude of ways. Where would you wear this to? Lounging by the pool in the hot summer sun with oversized sunglasses and a cosmopolitan in hand? Or perhaps you'd wear it to a formal dinner with a train draped over each arm, making everyone in the room stop and stare.   

Next up, just click on this Paco Rabanne two piece skirt suit and prepare to be blown away. Not only is this stunning 90s designer piece in a striped slub silk dupion reminiscent of a metallic rainbow, but the design is absolutely spectacular. The back of the top (or lack thereof) is open with glamorous silver chains draping down for ultimate sex appeal. Worn to a party or nightclub you would look like you've travelled from the future in a rainbow of luxurious silk.

Sticking with the futurism this Jean Paul Gaultier looks fit for a space age Japanese raver babe. In a stretch jersey it is so flattering, moulding round the lines of your figure perfectly. This oriental inspired dress has a variety of typographical prints, from unusual japanese characters to words in Latin, just what you'd expect from l'enfant terrible. 

Now I've saved what I think is the best till last, this Moschino Couture silk blend trouser suit is my personal favourite of the bunch and I'm sure you can see why! This incredible piece of fashion history is perfect for collectors, being possibly one of the best Moschino pieces we've ever seen, with a vibrant digital print of an Indian scene all over. It surely won't last long so be quick the girl who gets this is certainly a lucky one!

Keep your eye out for more vintage designer pieces new stock is added at least once a week!