Tuscany trip: Vintage and Fabrics’ Museum in Prato
Prato will host a unique journey through history and evolution of current fashion trends and which will also pay tribute to timeless style of the past. The exhibition “Vintage. L’irresistibile fascino del vissuto”, organized by Fabrics’ Museum of Prato in partnership with A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage Archive, hosts many luxury brands and it will be open until 30th May 2013.
The exhibition is divided into four sections which describe for the first time how used clothing instils an irresistible charm in “second-hand”. The second area explores Prato tradition about vintage: during World War 2 shoddy cloths were taken to Prato from all over the world to be transformed into new fabrics; later, during ‘70s, these stores became the goal destination for nonconformists looking for “cult” clothing.
Third section retraces the following step that is the transition from “second-hand” to vintage: haute couture is influenced by vintage, now prevailing in furnishings, design and music.
The last area describes the charm of natural usury, always more loved and reproduced, exploring artificial aging methods oriented to a sort of “artistic decay”.
“Vintage. L’irresistibile fascino del vissuto” proposes again loved dresses of the past, denim, military clothing, parka and hippie’s clothing, with brands as Dior, Cardin, Balenciaga, Chanel, Valentino, YSL, Thierry Mugler and Issey Miyake. In the end, fashion icons as Bamboo Bag by Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo shoes and Max Mara coats testify the big success of luxury vintage in fashion houses. The exhibition will be supported by fashion stores.
Prato is only 30 minutes train away from Florence, which is the best starting point for a weekend dedicated to culture and fashion: book a room with Ars Hotels!