Chinese are no fans of vintage/second hand items or dead person’s belongings as Hong Kongers would like to call them, believing pre-owned goods from the dead will bring bad luck and possess by spirits. I contradict the fact that I, a keen collector of vintage objects and clothing for nearly 10 years, not a single banshee nor stroke of bad luck affect me with negative energy, at least I have treated the treasures with love and respect. My bedroom is a dumping ground for all sorts of junk.
I met Andy Chow at an event last year, Andy is an Architecture designer and founder of Standard Vintage an online vintage boutique that curates and specialises in Japanese vintage clothing and designer clothing dating from the 60s to the 80s. Every piece is unique, materials rich in quality and carefully hand picked, the price point is standardly brilliant.
Stunned by Andy’s array of collected pieces – Marni, Escada, Missoni, Celine, YSL and the like. The Issey Miyake origami avant garde blouse (£174.66/USD268) caught my attention, I admired its art and fabric manipulation technique and so wanting to invest it but it will not sit well over my petite shoulder. Charlie would sooo love this.
Stay tuned for part 2, a fun street style project with Standard Vintage and Tania of T Like Bubble Tea as company.