MODERN FOLK

July 12, 2014

With my love of vintage clothes and furniture, there also comes a determination in scouring every backwater charity shop with a lingering smell of moth balls for items that might fit my obsession with unusual colour combinations. I get giddy when I spot just the right shade of mustard. I go absolutely wild when I spot just the right shade of avocado green. Some may feel that these palette choices are, in fact, somewhat unusual (cough, cough; ugly), but put some of these babies together and the real magic happens. Whether it’s pale blue and burgundy, ochre and khaki green, pale yellow and brown or pale pink and orange – there is something so right in these mid century duos that appeals to my love of all things '60s and '70s.

Thankfully, it looks like my clothes need not all smell of mothballs anymore, since Phoebe Philo and Nicolas Ghesquiere are producing some amazing clothes in vintage inspired colours for autumn/winter '14/'15 and resort 2015. I wanted to play around with this palette by adding a touch of another trend rocking my world at the moment - the folk inspired addition of naïve motifs, handicraft touches and intarsia knits.

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Nanushka sweater, Dion Lee skirt, Birkenstock sandals, Thomas Sabo earrings, E-esque clutch

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Tome shirt, Karen Walker skirt, vintage Gucci shoes, Thom Browne sunglasses

Read the full story now up on Vogue.com.au here!
Photographed by Alice Wesley Smith

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