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Find out about old clothing labels from the past and present, learn about different clothing labels and manufactures, how they got started and what they are doing today. From classic vintage dresses to hip urban sneakers each brand has and image and each image has a history.




Seventies Fashion Revisited

70s vintage clothing designers

“Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.” Henry David Thoreau.

There are a few designers from the seventies that set the trends for decades to come.

These designers were cutting edge for their time and their creations and designs are still being used today by contemporary designers around the world. With the eighties moving by, the seventies is looking like it is going to be the next big thing in Vintage Clothing.

Let us take a look at some of the movers and shakers from this era:

Vintage Seventies Designers


Halston

Seventies fashion DesignersRoy Halston Frowick was a definitive designer of the seventies who created nearly every popular dress that you saw on the dance floor. His draped and free moving construction of his garments without buttons or zippers made them perfect for the dance floor. The halter and the shoulder style dress were hands down his most replicated pieces.  Halston designed for many of the celebrities back in the seventies and was one of the first major designers to license his name, making his clothes more accessible tot he masses.

 

Missoni

Misoni Zig Zag PatternItalian Fashion Designer Ottavio Missoni was best known for knitwear with their bold, bright space dyed weave patterns.The Missoni zig zag pattern knit is easily recognizable in today’s fashion. It is used on everything from scarves, caps, dresses and outerwear.

 

 

 

 

Diane von Furstenberg

Diane Von Von Furstenberg will most likely always be noted as the designer who invented the jersey wrap dress which soon became a wardrobe necessity. The Kimoni inspired wrap dress is Von Furstenberg trademark dress, she was influential to all dress designers establishing a standard for the ease and comfort in woman’s clothing for decades to come.

 

 

 

Thea Porter

seventies fashionThea Porter is a half English, half French clothing designer that was inspired by traveling the world when she was young. She translated her multi cultured ethnic experiences into her designs that inspired the bohemian look that was popular in the mid seventies. Her career as a designer began with her own extensive clothing collection and a middle eastern import store on the fashion streets of London. There she designed a number of different caftans, maxi dresses that were all very accessible and stylish.

 

 

 

Bill Gibb

seventies fashionBill Gibb was famous for mixing prints, textures and embellishments with ethnic, medieval, and romantic flare. This made Gibb a tremendous influence of the “hippie” style of clothing that became popular in the 70’s. Gibb was influenced by a close friend and artist/textile designer Kaffe Fassett who inspired the wild use of colors and patterns that you see in his designs.

 


These designers all left their mark on fashion for years to come. Many of the vintage pieces that we collect today from the seventies were inspired by these designers. If you ever run across and origional piece I would recomend holding onto it, you never know when you will have the opportunity to get an item like that again.

h.i.s. Menswear Bold Vintage Advertising

Vintage Advertising
In the 1960’s and 70’s one brand left their mark in vintage advertising by introducing a bold new advertising style using a bold font and statement. This controversial and fashion-forward style of advertising changed the way companies would brand their products.

From menswear to designer women’s handbags h.i.s. advertising campaigns paved the road with their Bold approach to what we would call today, Vintage Advertising.

Back in 1923 in New York the company was founded as “Honesdale Manufacturing Co.” by Henry I. Siegel from Lublin, Poland. In 1956, as an homage to his father, Jesse Siegel established the H.I.S brand, whose logo is composed of Henry I. Siegel’s initials set in Franklin Gothic, one of the most popular typefaces of the era.

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60's menswear

vintage advertisment from the 60's

vintage advertisements

60's vintage advertisment


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h.i.s. Menswear Bold Vintage Advertising

Vintage Advertising
In the 1960’s and 70’s one brand left their mark in vintage advertising by introducing a bold new advertising style using a bold font and statement. This controversial and fashion-forward style of advertising changed the way companies would brand their products.

From menswear to designer women’s handbags h.i.s. advertising campaigns paved the road with their Bold approach to what we would call today, Vintage Advertising.

Back in 1923 in New York the company was founded as “Honesdale Manufacturing Co.” by Henry I. Siegel from Lublin, Poland. In 1956, as an homage to his father, Jesse Siegel established the H.I.S brand, whose logo is composed of Henry I. Siegel’s initials set in Franklin Gothic, one of the most popular typefaces of the era.

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60's menswear

vintage advertisment from the 60's

vintage advertisements

60's vintage advertisment


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Members Only

members-only-adWith the opening of the new Dust Factory Membership Site, it has got us thinking about the exclusive Members Only brand from the 1980’s. Since the 80s, Members Only jackets have been some of the both loved and hated icons throughout the years. While some people opt to wear vintage Members Only jackets for their nostalgic value, others have been quick to ridicule the brand and the people who wear it. Just watch the movie Shallow Hal and see Gwyneth Paltrow ask Jason Alexander if he’s the last member of the club when she sees him wearing a Members Only Jacket.

“When you put it on, something happens.” is the tagline that was so great that it got co-opted in the early 1990s and used by various condom makers.

The ubiquitous jackets were first introduced in 1981. They were available in a wide array of color choices. Given it was the 80s, after all, color was to be embraced and enjoyed. Read more


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