S/S 2014 Vintage Inspired Trends

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Coming back to London Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week we would like to make a quick review of what to wear this Spring and later in the Summer as the snow must have melted for good now! Even though there was none this Winter in Great Britain, we are pretty sure all of us felt as freezing as it was an ice age in here anyway! Ok now, we think it is this time of a year finally when you can leave your house in the morning, wearing something light without any hypothermic side effects. Coming to the point – short descriptions and photos. May all of these inspire you to find similar pre-loved pieces at our Asos Marketplace Boutique under the name of Harper & Lewis Vintage. Yes we know, long time no see…Hence, feeling even more excited as always we would like to wish you Happy Shopping! xx

Main slogans this Spring & Summer

Ornate Linear / Blue & White / Graphic Pop / Ghoslty Florals / Tropical Utopia / Scientific Nature / Future Nouveau / Acid Stripe / Structured Geometry / Architectural Lines / Infinity Drawings / Ombre Stripes / Orchid Lace Patterns / Abstract Overlays / Exotic and Exuberant Florals / Bejewelled Photomontages / Statement Prints / Animal Idols / Vivid Brashness / Leopard and Zebra Prints / Peacock Feathers and Parrot Plumage / Ballet Russes Inspired / Picasso Style Paintings / Jigsaw Puzzle Colour Blocking / Graphic and Type Abstracts /Primary Colour and Pastel Use / Goth Inspired Prints / Faded Film Stills / Signature Lip Motifs / Sepia Tones and Coloured Hues / Scattered Layout / Floral Clusters / Fine Art Painterly Prints / Romantic Distressed Blooms / Worn-out Textured Looks / Oil Paint Palettes

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Picasso Paintings Inspired Patterns. Have you seen PRADA’s collection yet? Absolutely mind blowing.

Main colours this Spring & Summer

1 Dazzling Blue / 2 Violet Tulip / 3 Radiant Orchid / 4 Celosia Orange / 5 Freesia / 6 Cayenne / 7 Placid Blue / 8 Paloma / 9 Sand / 10 Hemlock

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Ego-Boosting Louis Vuitton. Our favourite one of all times.

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How to Wear: Just Rock’n’Roll it ..

Future Florals House of Holland

Floral prints also seen at: Mulberry, Jonathan Saunders, Stella McCartney, Erdem

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Floral prints, 3D blooms and pretty applique botanicals brought lawn borders to the catwalk this season. While some designers went classic with bold prints, others riffed on the theme. Mary Katrantzou’s jewel encrusted 3D posies and Christopher Kane’s phytotomy were a case in point.

How to wear: Team your neon florals and botanical blooms with edgy attitude and offbeat accessories, like metallic glam rock accessories, sky high sandals or chilled-out trainers. The two tribes within this trend are polar extremes – it’s either the lady-like treatment or sassy urbanite styling.

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Pink Ladies by Burberry Prorosum

Also seen at: Prada, Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham, Giles, Antonio Berardi

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How to wear: Fashion’s fickle eye hasn’t quite moved on from pink. There’s still plenty of style mileage left in the hue that makes boys wink. Best worn as one hero-piece, such as a coat or jacket, or be shameless and wear pink head-to-toe. You go, girls!

Pleats Please Celine

As seen at: Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Gucci

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Schoolgirl pleats were given a luxe upgrade at LFW with foiled finishes, ombre’d effects and premium fabrics making the look completely grown up.

How to wear: Go for tight pleats on dresses, skirts and accessories. The broader pleat is a thing of the past… Well, for now.

 

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Matchy (Mis-)Matchy: Alexander McQueen

Shredded Denim

Frayed denim offered a hip update on jeans for Spring. Dresses, tops and skirts looked nonchalent and brought a hint of the street to the runways. The look also offered London’s cool girls a new season wardrobe for Spring.

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Left to Right: Marques Almeida, Marios Schwab, Ashish

 

Pastels

Pretty pastels were pumped up this season with a striking palette of germolene, spearmint and Parma-violet. Head to toe and tonal combinations are the only way to go.

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From left to right: Burberry, Giles, Christopher Kane, David Koma, Sister by Sibling, Emilia Wickstead

 The Mullet Dress

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From left to right: Emilia Wickstead, Antonio Berardi, Erdem, PPQ, Alice Temperley, Antonio Berardi

All party at the front and business at the back, the lop-sided mullet dress has long been a favourite with Hollywood starlets looking to create drama on the red carpet. Antonio Berardi’s mis-matched skirt hems paired with sweaters show that the style is not just for blow out nights – it can also work for a modern take on cocktail dressing.

Hope you feel inspired to get some wicked vintage pieces of Harper & Lewis now – Spring is just by the cornet – GET READY

Happy Shopping, xx

 

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Christmas Jumper Time!!!

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Christmas Jumpers Online at Harper & Lewis Vintage

The German Christmas Market is coming to town!!! Only 4 days away until it’s officially ok to wear your Christmas Jumper out in public : )

We have one of the largest ranges of Christmas Jumpers online in the UK. Why not visit our fab website to see for yourself – www.harperandlewisvintage.co.uk

Even if you don’t feel brave enough to wear one yourself, why not buy it as a gift? Or treat the whole family to a Christmas Jumper so you can all wear them together on Christmas Day… now you’re talking!

We’ve also been looking online at other fun Christmas Treats. Now what would match your lovely Christmas Jumper more than a matching pair of Christmas Slippers? Our friends over at Cloggs.co.uk have a fantastic range of slippers, which include these fab Reindeer printed beauties from Homeys Slippers.

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Baby, it’s cold outside.

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Imagine a cold evening – you’re on the sofa, wrapped up in an oversized warm jumper, having a cup of tea. Living a dream!

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Winter is just by the corner and it’s getting colder and colder! We hate when it’s freezing outside but low temperature is a good reason to wear a cozy vintage jumper isn’t it? Here at Harper & Lewis Vintage we have a great selection of knitwear – from beautiful Christmas jumpers, through 80’s beauties in loud colours – to latest must-haves in your wardrobes – badboys from cold Scandinavia. Yes! Icelandic and Norwegian jumpers have joined our website. Let us quickly present what we’ve got for you to hunt through.

80s JUMPERS

Thinking of 80s knitwear we’re all thinking of Cosby style jumpers aren’t we? Loud colours and crazy patterns – that’s what’s it all about.  The multi-coloured jumpers were worn by Bill Cosby in The Cosby Show in the 80s. The Cosby 80s sweater is a must-have piece of garment nowadays and here at Harper & Lewis Vintage we have a great selection of 80s beauties for him and her.  Get your 80s sweater now and add an extravagant piece to your vintage outfit. Ladies – go for boxy shoulders to get back to Madonna’s times (if you don’t really want to look like Bill Cosby;) ). 80s sweaters look cool being worn oversized!

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NORWEGIAN & ICELANDIC JUMPERS

We absolutely fall in love with Norwegian traditional intarsia snowflake knit, yarn embroidered tape trims and silver metal hooks! Catch everyone’s eye wearing your Scandinavian jumper. Bright colours and cool patterns will keep you feel warm. Add a Scandinavian piece of garment to your outfit. Here at Harper and Lewis Vintage we’ve got a great selection of Norwegian and Icelandic wool jumpers for you to hunt through. Your wardrobe without the Scandinavian tenants in not a wardrobe this season!

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Scandinavian knitwear is all about traditional patterns.

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CHRISTMAS JUMPERS

These don’t really need an introduction – NO HOLDS BARRED!

The Christmas season would never be complete without that all-important Christmas jumper. It nowadays is one of the most important must – have items just like a Christmas Tree! You could not really feel the atmosphere of Xmas without few days spent in a cozy, colorful knit printed with snowmen, reindeers, Santa Claus, snowflakes, sleigh or penguins pretending to be snowmen! Authentic patterns can be found in our wide range of Festive Christmas Jumpers, while chunky cable knit jumpers add some heritage edge. Rounded off by a selection of sweaters inspired by the most sought after brands, our Christmas Sweaters will keep your body the right side of cool. And remember, everyone is going to be jealous of your cozy beauty! Here at Harper & Lewis Vintage you can chose between a wide range of colours, sizes and most importantly –  patterns. We have got everything from snowflakes, through reindeers and Christmas trees up to penguins and Christmas harts, well – even the broken ones. Oh – do not miss the cute white sheep. As we all know there is always this black one as well – you will find those in our shop as well! Cute and lovely! The material is knitting which gives you comfortable and nice feeling – it will remind you your childhood, late evenings with your parents and grandparents when you could hear the flames popping in the fireplace! Remember – christmas sweaters have become not just acceptable, but cool – the gaudier the better. You can find a perfect one for you if you are about to join the Christmas sweater party too – in which attendees compete to wear the vilest seasonal pullover  – we have got as many of them you can easily provide everyone in your office with one or even more! Share the craze of Christmas Jumpers If you are looking for the most hideous festive tops you can find – here we are right on hand! We know that the more stuff on the sweater, the more glittery and jangly it is, the more you will love it. Oh, we have got loads of these inspired by pac-man too!! That is right – a nostalgic nod to the 80s also within a Xmas Time!
Isn’t it enough to make you buy a new jumper to celebrate the Christmas season? We bet it is. Find a perfect women’s and men’s Christmas Sweater for you, your mother, sisters and friends now! Happy Christmas Shopping! Ho Ho Ho!

 

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STAY COOL AND KEEP WARM.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

HARPER & LEWIS VINTAGE, XX

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