Good as new: Perfect vintage finds to mark Fashion Revolution Week

To mark Fashion Revolution Week and its celebration of ethical, sustainable fashion, Irene O’Brien showcases the best vintage finds – fashion that was made to last.

Good as new: Perfect vintage finds to mark Fashion Revolution Week

To mark Fashion Revolution Week and its celebration of ethical, sustainable fashion, Irene O’Brien showcases the best vintage finds – fashion that was made to last.

Bold colour, check, floral print, ruffles and sequins were all trends that captured the flavour of the S/S catwalks, each with their roots in eras past.

In a time when fast fashion is ubiquitous, and clothing often considered disposable, vintage fashion reminds us that historically, garments were made to last. It gives us an appreciation of both the craftsmanship and the care that went into making pieces that have stood the test of time for decades.

To mark Fashion Revolution Week, our original vintage fashion shoot illustrates how we can embrace the latest ‘trends’ whilst supporting sustainability, engaging in a circular economy and achieving a look completely unique to the wearer.

Blue and green long square earrings, Jean Cronin €88

Orange wool dress, Miss Daisy Blue €240

50s yellow clip-on earrings, Jean Cronin €110

Red oriental embroidered dress, Jean Cronin €180

Wolfangle sequinned top, Vintage Finds You €160

Embellished jeans, Jean Cronin €20

70s silver coin bracelet, Jean Cronin €55

Pink flower earrings, Jean Cronin €85

70s yellow check maxi dress, Vintage Finds You €85

Amber and gold earrings, Jean Cronin €72

Ruffle maxi dress, Miss Daisy Blue €220

Red earrings, Jean Cronin €60

70s orange and purple floral dress, Jean Cronin €145

Stockists

- Vintage Finds You - online Jean Cronin - Powerscourt Centre, 59 South William St. Dublin 2

- Miss Daisy Blue - Market Parade, 51/53 Patrick’s St, Cork

- Hair - Katie @ Sobe Brown

- Makeup - Lola Desmond MakeUp By Lola

- Model - Carol @ Lockdown

- Styling - Irene O’Brien irene.ie; Assistant - Sinead Logue

- Photos - Miki Barlok

Fashion Revolution Week continues until April 29 . See FashRevIreland on Instagram.

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