Paisley, stripes, botanical prints, polka dots, satin, layering, suede, peplum, citrus, and eclectic beading were all showcased at the Manhattan Vintage Show. This season’s exhibit celebrated the style of fashion created by Ralph Lauren curated by Melanie Bendavid.
The show featured over fifty vintage vendors and enthusiasts from across the US of A, This seasons show had a very definitive style, celebrating not only Ralph Lauren but the US of A perhaps? After all, the framework of the RL story carries this notion. Many vendors carried tweed and pant-suits, many items that possed the RL aesthetic were available displaying how his designs have had a great influence on the industry.
There were vendors that encompassed a more eclectic notion as well Japanese designs and Indian hand-loom fabrics were a couple among many. Embellishments dazzled numerous stalls with dresses and pants being adorned with thousands of delicate glass beads. There were many uses of intertwined floral and tweed which created a post-modern eclectic feel. This mix-match nature conveys the diversity and talents throughout the ages that have been admired. Each vendor had numerous decorations to compliment their stalls from vintage Vogue magazines to 1950’s Turkish carpets adorning the floor below their dynamic displays.