The ‘Retrospective’ Runway Show Restates the Relevance Of Pre-Owned Fashion
On Tuesday, Auktionsverket put on their third ‘Retrospective’ runway show during Stockholm Fashion Week, previewing designer pieces from their upcoming Fashion! auction; stating the relevance of the pre-owned once again.
Heritage auction house Auktionsverket put on their third runway show at Stockholm Fashion Week since launching the concept in 2016 – then talked about by international fashion media as ‘the highlight of the week’. The main purpose of the event being to showcase a curated selection of pieces from their upcoming Fashion! auction, which will be held online on October 8, while at the same time reminding the audience about the possibilities of the pre-owned.
We really like how they put together this year’s runway, having collaborated with stylist and vintage connoisseur Ingela Klemetz Farago to create a look with ‘futuristic edge’ that could still pass as contemporary. Having a catalogue of over 900 objects at her disposal, Klemetz Farago could choose among vintage and modern pieces from basically all the major fashion houses – Dior, Chanel, Balenciaga, Hermès, Céline, Gucci, Saint Laurent – dating from circa now back to the 1970’s. The challenge being to make the slightly outdated appear updated, and this we thought was well accomplished.
In the fashion week context, where every show and presentation is about ‘the next thing’, it’s seriously refreshing to be presented with an alternative that also happens to be a sustainable one. Proving that designer pieces from previous seasons can still be of relevance, even when many years have passed, is an important statement to make in these times. Naturally, this goes for any well made accessory or piece of clothing that have been properly taken care of; it deserves to live on forever, or at least a very long time.
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