Classic or Vintage ?

Fashion? Vintage? Classic? We hear those words quite a lot nowadays, but do we know what it really means?

Before I start with explaining those terms, I’ve noticed that there are a lot of brands who misuse those terms, Using Vintage after our “Brand” Name or Classic and Fashions is not the right way after all we don’t want to turn into a cliche of what everyone else is doing.

Before launching your collection you need to be able to have a valid name to it and why you chose this name in particular.

E.g : Coco Chanel , named her label after herself which is much more of a commercial name.

On the other hand, The Hermès family, originally Germans, settled in France in 1828. In 1837, Thierry Hermès first established Hermès as a harness workshop on the Grands Boulevards quarter of Paris, dedicated to serving European Nobleman. He created some of the finest wrought harnesses and bridles for the carriage trade and thats how they established their brand and name.

Its okay to say that we are still learning and with experience and time as well as knowledge blooms a true fashionista. Fashion is not about wearing expensive designer clothes, its about being able to mix an match more affordable pieces with those one or two expensive ones.

Our topic is about misusing fashion terms. We’ve been hearing a lot of people nowadays use the word VINTAGE, but do they actually know what it means?

Vintage : items/clothes/Jewellery/shoe must be very very old & used item, that’s why they call it vintage.

On the contrary, A classic item : means it can be a brand new item, however the design is old/timeless/permanent. For example, The chanel 2.5 or an Hermès birkin is a classic/timeless design. A lot of people get confused between those 2 terms, Vintage & Classic.

The aim behind this article is to educate our readers about branding their fashion labels. Hopefully, today you learned something simple & sweet.


By: Abdulla Al Rayes

Twitter Handle : @AbdullaAlRayes


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