WGACA Hits the Runway

New York’s pre-eminent vintage retailer and archive [and Stylesight favorite] What Goes Around Comes Around put on their very first runway show this week at Soho’s Grand Hotel, featuring the brand’s vintage-inspired ready-to-wear line of men’s and women’s clothing for F/W 11. Fashion’s decade-muse of the moment, the 1970s, served as inspiration for the sumptuous stylings for both men and women, with leopard print, slinky jumpsuits, wide-leg trousers, funky furs and a healthy dose of red featuring prominently across the women’s ‘Gypsy-Jetsetter’ looks. The men’s line melded American heritage influences with 70s tailoring and a tinge of Bowie-style camp, while the textured layers imbued a sense of modernity to this rich collection.

WGACA founders Gerard Maione and Seth Weisser’s expert knowledge of vintage fashion history, combined with a flair for the fashion zeitgeist has helped grow their business from a boutique in Soho [New York] to an entire warehouse
archive for fashion industry professionals in New Jersey, a second boutique in Hollywood, the WGACA collection as well as the Custom Vintage collection in 2010, which re-purposes authentic vintage pieces for today.  Available at retailers around the globe like Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Fred Segal, Lane Crawford, and more, interested clients can also peruse and purchase the collection online at the WGACA site.

Visit the site here for more information and be sure to lookout for upcoming events and vintage sales in the soho store, hosted in the past by beloved bloggers such as Sea of Shoes’ Jane Aldridge and most recently the one-and-only Man Repeller herself, Leandra Medine.  Below, some Vault favorites from the runway.

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