There are few fashion items more iconic and timelessly elegant than a 1960s swing coat or cape. The best part is that they are still so wearable today, by day or night. We're obsessed with the soft pastel colours and simple silhouettes of these coats. Which look is your favourite?
A few months ago I became acquainted with international fine art/ fashion photographerSven Kristian(see our first styled shoothere). I immediately fell in love with his moody, stylized work, so when he and stylistDavid Lerouw Lascurainasked if they could use some of my clothing for their next shoot I was happy to oblige. Take a look at these fun, sporty images featuring mostly Lehza Vintage clothing - some of our vintage check blazers, coats, blouses, vintage dresses, a Karen Millen silk dress, and skirts. I love the androgynous blur between menswear and ladieswear. Let me know what you think!
A few weeks ago I was approached by Nicole Danielle, a Cape Town based fashion stylist and Sven Kristian, an international fine art photographer who has done work for many large companies and publications. They wanted to feature some Lehza Vintage skirts in an upcoming styled shoot, so of course I said yes. I'm blown away by the talent and emotion behind these images and I'm sure you'll be too.
Take a look at this fascinating article fromHolidaymagazine (June 1950) titled "1950: A Good Round Figure". Apparently women were about to look more like "natural" women that Summer, instead of "being disguised as little boys or long distance swimmers". American designers were going for a more modest, "feminine" look than their French counterparts, who were veering towards bikinis. Isn't it interesting how fashion trends influence not only how we adorn ourselves, but also how we view and manipulate our bodies?