Warm your vintage heart…take three thermal titans

Vintage 80s Pink and White Stripe Pattern Crochet Hand Made Knit Top

Vintage 80s Pink and White Stripe Pattern Crochet Handmade Knit Top

Vintage 70s Cream Aran Wool Cable Knit Jumper

Vintage 70s Cream Aran Wool Cable Knit Jumper

Vintage 80s Powder Blue Jumbo Cable Fisherman Handmade Knitted Jumper

Vintage 80s Powder Blue Jumbo Cable Fisherman Handmade Knitted Jumper

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Move on up! Get your vintage layers at Green Brick

Keep the raindrop from falling on your head - hats are in!

Keep the raindrops from falling on your head – vintage hats are in!

Vintage gems, handmade must-haves and fancy favorites for people who like one-of-a-kind finds.

Vintage gems, handmade must-haves and fancy favorites for people who like one-of-a-kind finds.

Sparkle and shine: Handmade silver, wood and stone pendants from Oh Someday

Sparkle and shine: Handmade silver, wood and lapis lazuli stone pendants from Oh Someday

Brighton Fashion Week … The Brighton Open Market Takeover

This Saturday we visited the pop up event Brighton Fashion Week Fashion Market .  As part of ‘Showcasing Innovation’, the pop up stalls offered a local slice of fashion represented by small businesses, online brands and new designers.

Neon neon - not only a sign but a light source in the dark!

Neon neon – not only a sign but a light source in the dark!

Set in the Historic Open Market’s newly covered square, the space has a small-city laid back festival atmosphere where traditional market traders and start-up creatives appear juxtapose.

Setting up the stalls...an eclectic mix of wears

Setting up the stalls…an eclectic mix of wears

Out of a vista of neon, costume jewellery and occult/hippie/steam punk frivolities, we discovered two businesses that really stood out as being seriously creative, inventive and relevant to a wider audience.

When is a bicycle not a bicycle? When it's a jewellery stand!

When is a bicycle not a bicycle? When it’s a jewellery stand!

Animalesque is a costume brand specializing in creature headdresses for children. We were immediately struck by the skill and sensitivity in the work of Artist and Founder of Animalesque, Sara Lowes.

Each creature, from fox to badger from fish to swan, has an uncanny attention to detail in printed illustration, naturalistic embellishment, button eyes, real feathers, beading, velvet and silk satin beaks.

The adventure begins in the wearing!

The adventure begins in the wearing!

The ‘Black Swan’ headdress especially impressed us; with its extensive plumage and white button ‘dead eyes’ this design is hauntingly beautiful!

This London-based studio business has begun to take commissions and as Animalesque grows so too will the price of Sara’s work. If you dare to take a walk on the wild side get in touch:

www.animalesque.co.uk

The fox and the hare among others...

The fox and the hare among others…

Rubber Killer is an Eco-Fashion label based in Thailand. Brand Representatives, Nicola and Charlie greeted us warmly and enthusiastically told us all about the products whilst setting up a perfectly merchandised stand.

Style that is good for people and the planet

Style that is good for people and the planet

Each item is effortlessly desirable. Splash-proof notebooks, zipper shade cases, rainproof messenger and tote bags are completely or partially made from reclaimed tyres and inner tube rubber. Their robust designs are composed from cotton canvas and straps are made from repurposed seat belt material.

These contemporary, stylish unisex accessories are commercially successful at home and are ‘big in Japan’ too. We have no doubt they can make a mark here in the UK.

We really wanted to buy up everything at this stall!

“After a long journey it’s back in your hands” Rubber Killer’s moto

Having visited Rubber Killer brand online I can clearly see Joi Wong-Savun’s (Founder of Rubber Killer) inspiration comes from music, vintage automobiles and positive aspects of modern living.

The real excitement surrounding this label is that their products are not only great looking; they have a transparent manufacturing source which appeals to customers who love fashion and the planet.

rubberkiller.co.uk

 

Credits:

Words: Vanessa Dalby  @g_brickVintage     Images: Jonothan Shipley @jonothas

 

Get the look … Vintage dress for day, dinner and disco

Vintage 70s Dolly Rocker Pale Pink White Paisley Cotton Shirt Dress

Vintage 70s Dolly Rocker Pale Pink White Paisley Cotton Shirt Dress

Vintage 70s Glamour Real Lace Little Black Shift Dress

Vintage 70s Glamour Real Lace Little Black Shift Dress

Vintage 80s Black Double Strap Diamonte Button Empire Line Bust Knife Pleat Party Dress

Vintage 80s Black Double Strap Diamonte Button Empire Line Bust Knife Pleat Party Dress

In the mix … Take three decades of vintage

60s Black & Silver Sparkle Lurex Knit Tank Top

60s Black & Silver Sparkle Lurex Knit Tank Top

70s St Michaels Mulberry Red Cable Knit Belted Cardigan

70s St Michaels Mulberry Red Cable Knit Belted Cardigan

80s Pink Corduroy Tribal Graffiti Print Oversize Shirt Blouse

80s Pink Corduroy Tribal Graffiti Print Oversize Shirt Blouse