Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Vintage Fashion Now - Smokin' Hot - Not Retro..

I love vintage fashion, seems everyone does and there is nothing wrong with that! I even have a client that makes 'vintage' fashion frocks and they are doing very well indeed. Vintage is "so hot right now" - agreed! But what am I saying in the tile of this post? Not Retro.. What's that about? In Lagerfeld Confidential Karl Lagerfeld remarks that he is "not interested in the past, just the future - and by the future I don't mean the next 10 years or 5, no the next 6 months, the next fashion cycle".

Ellie, 80's red camisole lingerie set - Vintage fashion shoot by Kent Johnson with the Fujifilm X-Pro1.

And yet no-one works with Chanel's past better than Karl. By respecting the tradition of Chanel, Karl makes it all new; bringing Chanel into it the Now; re-working, re-modelling, re-inventing.

That's been my approach to this 'Vintage' inspired shoot with pocket-rocket model Ellie. Sure we shot 80's lingerie and swimwear and even a black beaded evening dress from?? But you would never think these pictures were made 'back in the day'. I was not trying to recreate the past - the past is over. I like my Vintage New, I like it Now and I like it Strong & HOT ; I hope you like it that way too.

Red vintage camisole set - alternative model shoot by Kent Johnson


Ellie in reflective mood, 80's red camisole lingerie set - Vintage fashion shoot by Kent Johnson with the Fujifilm X-Pro1.

Ellie mid shot, Black Beaded evening dress - Vintage fashion shoot by Kent Johnson with the Fujifilm X-Pro1.

Ellie in Black Beaded evening dress full length - Vintage fashion shoot by Kent Johnson with the Fujifilm X-Pro1.

Ellie looking stunning, Pink Halter-neck  Bikini - Vintage fashion shoot by Kent Johnson with the Fujifilm X-Pro1.

Ellie, tilted head, Pink Halter-neck  Bikini - Vintage fashion shoot by Kent Johnson with the Fujifilm X-Pro1.

Ellie, major attitiude, 80s Pink Halter-neck  Bikini - Vintage fashion shoot by Kent Johnson with the Fujifilm X-Pro1.

Ellie, major attitiude 2, 80s Pink Halter-neck  Bikini - Vintage fashion shoot by Kent Johnson with the Fujifilm X-Pro1.

Ellie, out-of-focus head-shot. Red!


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