Step back in time today, Saturday, September 24, and enter the fashion world of the 1940s-1980s at the Vintage Fashion Show.
Keep you deliciously warm in the icy days of winter, in great style!
Full Length Mink Fur Coat with Shawl Collar & Bracelet Cuffs (Demi Buff, XS)
39" Slick wool wrap coat with exaggerated collar and tie belt
Adjustable button closure
Lover of all things vintage and retro, the show’s host Amy Turner has been collecting vintage clothes for 23 years.
“It’s my personal collection that I’ve been collecting since I was 15,”Amy.
Chilliwack Down Bomber Coat in black with stretch rib waistband and cuff, exterior pockets, adjustable tunnel hood
Shell: 50% polyester, 50% cotton
She claims that the event will feature 35 outfits from five different decades.
“It’s a showcase of vintage clothes from the 1940s right up to the 1980s.”
The evening will include dancing and supper. “a few men in uniform”Participate in the show as well.
Amy Turner loves the elegance of 1940s women’s outfits complete with hat, gloves and a handbag. Photo: John Borren.
Amy was asked where her passion for vintage fashion stemmed from. “I think I’ve always just been interested in different styles of clothes and then I found a few vintage clothes in op shops – I just loved the design of them and then started collecting them,”Amy.
She loves the 1940s style.
“I love the way women always had their hat, handbag and gloves. They had the full outfit all put together and were very elegant and stylish.”
Amy’s love of vintage clothes flows into her own daily wear too.
“I don’t really have modern clothes…you won’t find me in activewear or anything like that.”
The show will raise funds in support of Homes of Hope Charity. Amy is an ongoing supporter.
“They have private homes where the children can live instead of being in the foster system and they like to keep siblings together as well – it’s good work that they do,”Amy.
This will be Amy’s fourth and final show, as she’s ready to move on and free up some wardrobe space!
Check out the show’s clothes as Amy is interested in selling her pieces at a later date.
The fashion show will take place at 7pm on Saturday, September 24th at Otumoetai Baptist Church (241 Otumoetai Rd). Door sales tickets are $20
To win a prize, dress in your best vintage attire ‘best dressed’.