[Image: RetroRama 2009 sketch by Max Lohrbach]
I'm unabashedly a fan of Max Lohrbach, who's designing a two-part look in mint linen trimmed in black crepe with brass nailhead detail featuring a coat-like bustle dress worn over another dress as well as a linen flight cap trimmed in leather (Max is a trained milliner). He says it's inspired by 1920s Lindberg/aviator memorabilia, including vintage luggage.
[Image: RetroRama 2009 sketch by Calpurnia Peach]
Up-start duo Calpurnia Peach designed their look of a buttercup yellow dress and matching jacket screen-printed with scenes of '50s children's icon Davy Crockett "fighting gators and riding horses."
[Image: RetroRama 2009 sketch by Sarah Holm]
Artwear designer Sarah Holm took inspiration for her 1960s-era look from style icon Jackie O and her eponymous pillbox hat. She says she added the sheer fabric of the overlay blouse to give it a modern touch.
[Image: RetroRama 2009 sketch by Ivan Idland]
Ivan Idland says he combined his love for Art Deco and the surrealist art movement with 1930s-era flour sack dresses. In his piece, he patch-works silk with flour sack fabric in his trademark way while lengthening the hem to reference the war-time look of the '30.
[Image: RetroRama 2009 sketch by Abigail Caperton]
Abigail Caperton took on the uniform-inspired look of post-war 1940s with her black sandwashed silk charmeuse with jet bead detail.
Check out Thursday's edition of Vita.mn or the facebook invite for more details on the show.