When it comes to vintage, there are not many people who are more knowledgeable than the men of Decades. Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos are literally walking fashion archives and the brand’s pop-up shops continually give me the dose of retro fashion that I need whenever they stop by New York City.
Just in time for your Spring shoe shopping, Silver has partnered with Modern Vintage on a selection of styles for Spring 2012. He is the perfect person for a collaboration of this kind as he not only understands vintage fashion, but the cutting-edge trends in the industry right now, as well as how to make the female form looks its best.
“Cameron is a leader in the vintage world and understands the market inside and out. He was just a natural fit for us, one who has impeccable taste and an exceptional vision.” – Rick Cytrynbaum, Founder of Modern Vintage
Silver was inspired by the four most iconic decades in shoe history: the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. From there, he looked for the most-coveted styles from those years and how he could give them a modern spin. Above is the 50’s-inspired shoe: the curved heel pump, made popular by Roger Vivier. In both electric blue suede and black leather, this will be one of the most versatile styles in your wardrobe and can be worn for both day and night, in the office and out on the town.
“I wanted to create a coherent and cohesive collection that tells footwear history in a very contemporary way. Modern Vintage is an amazing brand in that they make stylish shoes at a more accessible price-point. These are elevated, convertible styles that will fit effortlessly into any woman’s closet.” – Cameron Silver
The 60’s shoe is a classic peep-toe t-strap pump, given a pop with colorblocking, an ode to Pucci with a Mod vibe. The 70’s style was inspired by Studio 54 and the Disco era: a metallic rope detail cork platform. Last, but not least is the 80’s shoe which is a fun waved wedge.
The Decades for Modern Vintage Spring 2012 collection will retail for $250 – $300. You can find it at www.gilt.com on March 1st and on www.shopbop.com and www.nordstrom.com thereafter. Visit www.modernvintage.it for more information.