Thursday, August 2, 2007

The New Vintage

I love all things vintage, but there comes a time when you have to retire the black leather motorcycle jacket and the red leather Michael Jackson jacket to a far, far region in your closet, simply because it just doesn't play well with the hand me down Vittorio Ricci pumps your stylish aunt once gave you. Ashley Watson is a fashion blessing in disguise. She takes vintage leather jackets and other items and transforms them into new, wearable handbags that you wouldn't hesitate to wear today. It's brilliant really. She leaves in some cool details from the original jacket like the stitching or the pockets and integrates it into the bag as a functional element.

So even though I don't encourage hording your wares all your life, I do encourage creative recycling and this is a great way to do it.