by Katie Antoniou
Much is made of ‘festival fashion’ every summer, with new snaps of Kate Moss and company wearing thigh-skimming shorts and designer wellies gracing the pages of every glossy. Vintage at Goodwood has been launched to cater to an equally fashion-conscious crowd, but rather than starting new trends, they base their looks on those that have stood the test of time. MIEN Magazine headed to the festival in its inaugural year to capture some of the best ’street style’ and the inspiration behind it.
Bathing beauties strutted their stuff at Vintage at Goodwood with perfectly coiffed hair and stockinged pins. A beauty parlour on site enabled you to get your own beehive or victory curls if overnight camping had played havoc with your hair.
Some original swimsuit models from the 1960’s; what a lovely range of shapes, heights, and looks!
Looking a picture in 1950s gingham, Natasha Bailie runs her own online vintage store. The festival’s site was dotted with classic cars and vintage caravans; perfect for posing with.
Ladies did not skimp on the all important accessories, with hats and bags completing some of the best looks. This lady bought her dress from Rainbow Vintage.
As always, Audrey Hepburn was cited as being a huge style icon for many; with these ladies elegantly sporting bags, headscarves and neckties à la Audrey.
Vintage floral prints have ruled both the streets of the cities and the festival fields this summer. Alexandra Vanthournout went for a Grace Kelly-esque number from online boutique Juno Says Hello, where you can both buy and hire vintage frocks for just this sort of occasion.
There were many vintage stalls, perfect for the dedicated rummager and bargain hunter, as well as some beautiful upcycled vintage designs and even sewing classes where you could learn to make everything from buntings to bikinis. If however, it’s something more glamorous you were after, Bonhams auctioneers showcased a stunning display of vintage gems, from original Playboy Bunny velvet corsets to Jackie Kennedy’s very own pearls. Not the sort of spending most of us budget for at a festival maybe, but a girl can dream…
In contrast to the revelers who delight in the muddy fields of Glastonbury, Vintage at Goodwood is all about staying smart; you can even get your shoes shined! Though ladies who’d opted for the wartime landgirl look tended to fare a little better once the heavens opened and the mud rose- a truly British affair!
Vintage at Goodwood images copyright to Katie Antoniou