18 September 2015
- Vintage


London Fashion Week has begun. Early this morning Covent Garden was buzzing with queues of beautiful people trying to get their big break - car park catwalks show casing the best of British fashion design - not to mention model zones, Instagrammers and #fbloggers having fashion field day or four!

We have asked FARA's RETROMANIA London's, Shop Manager, Kristian Hughes, what he makes of it all....

What do you think of this year's location of the Brewer Street car park in Soho?

"Dunno really - it's all part of the revamping of Soho - what's it like?"

You have just finished your legendary end of season sale - how has that been?

"Really good, crazy but amazing! People just want classic designer whether it is one season ago or a thousand seasons old. They know what they want and that is a name!"

What delights we find for A/W 2015 on RETROMANIA’s rails from tomorrow?

"Loads of feminine men’s clothes – unisex. People are being brave – finding self-identity by wearing vintage. We have men’s op art shirts from the 60’s/ 70’s/ 8-‘s – psychedelic shirts – an Issey Miyake quilted coat – space age mac – printed floral leather trench coat – proper lumber jack shirts.

We have the usual shearling 70’s/80’s coat – bohemian folklore wear – loads of 80’s designer cocktail dresses – YSL, Christian Dior suits – it’s just a forest of dresses – green, purple – pinks – Bibaesque and Dolly Decco dresses.

Ohhh loads of Victoriana – Gothic – loads of velvet, skirts, full blown cloaks, frock coats and capes.

Military skirts suits – fur trims and wool……"

How would you describe the street style emerging for the new season?

"GEEKY! – they are wearing flares in a bad kinda 90’s way of doing it. They are being brave – keeping the floppy hats from summer. It’s that vintage look that all the high street stores are copying - Top Shop doing suede scalloped mini-skirts and people are bringing them in thinking they are vintage."

What designer has caught your eye recently?

"Gucci – I never used to like them but they are trying to do the more trendy retro pieces."

Who gives you #FROW glow? Are you a Grimmy or a Kimye fan?


RETROMANIA has been nominated for TimeOut’s 2015 Love London Awards. VOTING STARTS on October 1st until 31st October


Blog written by - FARA Marketing Team

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