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Unique prints, Tortoiseshell glasses, voluminous skirts and lashings of red lipstick; these are just a few of the many things I love about vintage fashion.

I first found my love of the vintage realm through my Great Grandmother, from whom I inherited a collection of 40s and 50s treasures, most of which are still tagged and untouched. Many of these still sit in storage- not because they don’t deserve to be out- but because I want to protect them and relish their original form for as long as I can. In the fast-fashion market place of today, my vintage reserve is literally a treasure trove, and words can’t describe how special these moments of the past are to me.

Beyond its sentimental value, vintage fashion is extremely important when it comes to historical reflection, and looking at a line up of dresses from the 10s through to the 90s is the easiest way to understand the most important periods of cultural change. Without getting into the nitty grittiness of feminism and politics, fashion is the most obvious indication of progression, and the vintage realm, to me, is the most inspiring period of this change.

Dior changed the world with the simple length of a hem, Chanel with her suits, and Issey Miyake flew in the face of both- and although it is seldom that the depth and purity of the vintage fashion world can be found today- investing in vintage fashion is the only way to relive some of the most beautiful eras in time.

Our friends at Hawkeye Vintages source unique, one-off vintage designer pieces from all around the world and from March 27th – 29th, they’re opening their doors to an incredible 1200-piece vintage collection. This is a pop-up sale not to be missed.

Think 60s, 70, 80s and 90s by the likes of Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Missoni, Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto, pure heaven and fashion bliss. 10% of sales from the pop-up shop also go straight to Make-A-Wish® Australia, so not only are you doing wonders for your wardrobe, but also shopping for a cause.

WHAT: Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Comme des Garcons, Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, Dior, D&G, Versace, Missoni, Chloe, Hermes, Fendi, Givenchy, and more. French, German and Japanese designers, all from the 60s-90s!

WHEN: March 27th, 28th and 29th, 10am-6pm daily

WHERE: Hazeldon Place, South Yarra (behind Sienna Cafe off Chapel Street)

RSVP to the event on Facebook and share with your friends by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/events/410684672443668/

The Fashion Advocate Australian made fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands, Melbourne fashion blogger

The Fashion Advocate Australian made fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands, Melbourne fashion blogger

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