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Fashion forever: Timeless vintage trends that you can reinvent

Here’s how to revive vintage charm with a hint of modernity. We re-created fashion looks inspired by the old Hollywood era

fashion and trends Updated: Mar 17, 2017 08:00 IST
Akshay Kaushal
Vintage trend

Models channel old Hollywood glamour (Shara Ashraf, Waseem Gashroo/HT Photo )

History repeats itself and so does fashion. Going by global fashion trends, it seems that old Hollywood glamour is back with a bang. The trend popped up on the runway in the recent shows in New York, London and Milan. Closer home, Bollywood’s fashion forwards are also experimenting with vintage looks.

We re-created three vintage looks in a modern context. Inspired by the very glamorous old Hollywood era, these looks are very real and very doable when you want to renew vintage charm with a dash of modernity.

Ladylike elegance

Model Rose Alisha wears a dress from The Collective (HT Photo/Shara Ashraf)

A navy blue lace dress featuring a white bow neck is just right when you want to keep it classic, feminine and elegant. Add a dose of Old Hollywood glam with side-swept curls and grey stone earrings. We completed the look with oxblood lips, winged liner and multiple coats of mascara.

Winged liner and oxblood lips add instant glam to your look. (HT Photo/ Shara Ashraf)

Floral sheath

Model Rose Alisha in a sheath dress from The Collective (HT Photo/ Shara Ashraf)

A sheath floral dress worn with a pair of beige pumps spells unadulterated vintage glam, perfect for a day look. We teamed it with subtle makeup — pearl base finish and peach lips. Vintage fashion icon Marilyn Monroe believed in pearl finish base, and used petroleum jelly under her foundation. We used the same trick and got stunning results. Multiple coats of mascara finished the look.

We used Marilyn Monroe’s favourite makeup tricks for this look. (HT Photo/ Shara Ashraf)

Fierce romanticism

Model Tais Lima in an ink blue corset dress from The Collective. Automobile courtesy: Vintage & Classic Car Rally (HT Photo/ Waseem Gashroo)

This look re-imagines romanticism in a bold, fearless way. An ink blue corset dress worn with a blazer livened up with metal detailing makes for a romantic, yet grounded and self-assured look. Pop red lips, winged eyes, strong brows and wavy hair work well for an evening look.

Text: Akshay Kaushal

Styling: Shara Ashraf & Akshay Kaushal

Photos: Shara Ashraf & Waseem Gashroo

Outfits and accessories: The Collective & stylist’s own.

Makeup: Aashmeen Munjaal & Bharti Taneja

Jewellery: Apala By Sumit

Model coordination: Strawberrifox, Purple Thoughts