Walk Through a Fashionable Time Warp in Decades for Modern Vintage Fab Footwear
For Spring 2012, Modern Vintage partnered with vintage connoisseur Cameron Silver of Decades on its first footwear collaboration, Decades for Modern Vintage. The concept is interesting: it specifically references the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s - four decades when some of the most iconic footwear was introduced - and updates them for today.
50s Inspiration: Roger Vivier curved heel
The update: A pointy-toe pump that can be worn without or with the ankle strap.
70s: Disco & Studio 54
The update: A cork-based platform with metallic rope detail that can be worn two ways through ankle closure or tie. Says Silver: "I wanted to create a distinctive day to evening shoe perfect for dancing."
80s: geometric waves, angular details & stylish Downtown-NYC Warholian excess
The update: Over-the-top color combinations including bronze, taupe & brown and vanilla, light sage & gray.
"Cameron is a leader in the vintage world and understands the market inside and out. With his impeccable taste and exceptional vision, he was just a natural fit for us," says Rick Cytrynbaum, founder of Modern Vintage. "I wanted to create a coherent and cohesive collection that tells footwear history in a very contemporary way," adds Silver. "Modern Vintage is an amazing brand in that they make stylish shoes at a more accessible price-point. These are elevated, convertible styles that will fit effortlessly into any woman’s closet."
Available exclusively through GILT.com during the first two weeks of March 2012.
- Lesley Scott
(illustration of Silver by Gladys Perint Palmer: source)