Contributing photographer Erika Lager is bringing you the latest coverage from London Fashion Week.Backstage at Vivienne Westwood Red Label.
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When photographer Erika Lager visited the London office and studio of dame Vivienne Westwood, she was introduced to the witty and checkered world of one of the most influential British designers of recent decades. She became a fashion legend when she brought her punk vision to the forefront of fashion in the mid-1970s and the
Fashion archives are living in a new era. Not only are luxury fashion brands investing in rebuilding their own past, but a new definition and consumption of vintage clothing is emerging. The revival of the past has become more than an expression of nostalgia. Rather, it is an answer to today’s mass production and consumption. We asked Gill Linton, co-founder of Byronesque – the online editorial-based shop for contemporary vintage fashion – to lead us through the intricate world of ‘future vintage’. Together we reflect on the practice of commercialising the past and its potential for reaffirming values that the fashion industry has forgotten, but that may come back. Interview by Marco Pecorari and photography by Maxime Ballesteros.