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Question ID# - 80

 Susan

 I'm doing a collection for school. My inspiration is vintage clothing. I was wondering if you would have any ideas on how I should go about getting information to better my knowledge on vintage clothing. What type of fabrics do you suggest that I buy? What type of silhouettes do you think I should use? Where do you suggest I shop for fabrics?

 Janet:

  The best way to appreciate vintage clothes is to actually see the clothes and feel the material. Some designers even take clothes apart to see the original construction. You can browse the FashionDig Shops and various Style Galleries to research various retro-looks and also visit your local Thrift Store to see which looks inspire you. Choose just a few vintage design elements that appeal to you - color, fabric, silhouette - and build your collection on those details.


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Answered On:
5/12/2003 10:19:50 PM

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Janet Pytowski Janet Pytowski is a freelance fashion and beauty writer. She is the President of VIDCAT Productions, a company specializing in runway and archival fashion footage. Her company produced the documentary "Fashion Flashbacks!" that highlights fashion newsreels from the 1950s-1960s. Janet is a Press member of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and a Co-Founder of FASHIONDIG.

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