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This Digital Pop-up Is A Vintage Fashion Lover's Dream Come True

If you are a vintage fashion lover, the Vestiaire Collective x Byronesque digital pop-up will be hard to resist. 

What is it: The launch of the Archive Series on luxury fashion resale site, Vestiaire Collective (www.vestiairecollective.com) in partnership with badass vintage personal shopping app, Byronesque.

Why is it so special: The series is a showcase of some of 200 of the most iconic pieces in fashion history and it went live on 17 April

Here’s what you can expect :

 

Maison Martin Margiela Semi-Couture dressmakers bodice apron (1997)
All the pieces in this iconic linen collection referenced dressmaker dummies – so each piece was numbered and the words “Semi Couture” were printed on each as a nod to the many anonymous hands involved in the making of any garment. Jean Paul Gaultier belted trench coat(1998)
Ironically one of Gaultier’s lesser known pieces, this belted coat is  an unintended precursor to the new trend of trench dresses. Jeremy Scott’s logo trench and bomber (2000)
This bomber cannot be more on-point than today when emblazoning a house/designer’s logo on a garment is the chicest fashion insider statement. Maison Martin Margiela Fragile Bag (2006)
Margiela’s Fragile collection questioned the fragility of fashion then and is most relevant in todays’ growing anti-fast fashion movement. Comme Des Garcons show robe (1986)
If Coco Chanel made pyjama dressing elegant, the credit to elevating show robes to cult status at Comme Des Garcons goes to Rei kawakubo – these coats, which she originally used during her shows to identify her employees, even have the date of the show on it. Vivienne Westwood T-shirt (1977)
Printed with the words “Sex with Minnie”, the t-shirt is most characteristic of the punk queen’s penchant for shocking her audience. Helmut Lang Bowie Top (1995)
The image of David Bowie with a lightning bolt painted across his face will stay forever in the minds of fans and Helmut Lang immortalised the iconic cover of his sixth album Alladin Sane with this tee. Hussein Chalayan Sock shoes (2008)
Chalayan collaborated with German hosiery brand Falke for this one-off boot for his F/W 2008 collection and gets full credit for making something insignificant (albeit necessary in the cold) as socks, elegant.