EDITOR’S LETTER

It’s time to banish heavy knitted jumpers to the back of your wardrobe, because a new season is upon us. As we edge into spring/summer 2020, we can finally start wearing some of the trends we saw on the catwalks last September. Womenswear this spring combines playful tailoring, funky silhouettes, and unexpected layering for a new type of power dressing. This season is definitely following the notion of ‘more is more’ with finishing details adding an additional ‘oomph’.

Although the coronavirus has left many of us fashion-loving folks confined to their homes, online shopping offers us plenty of time to recharge and renew in the style department. However, many of us have gained solace that all rules of etiquette have gone out the window whilst socially isolating – and that’s okay!

For me personally, this period – although spiking my anxiety – has ultimately left me feeling comforted and gratified as I receive caring and considerate notes from my fashion-industry friends and contacts around the world. When you are so isolated, it means a lot. Take this time to reconnect with family and friends, but above all else, connect with yourself.

Despite all the inconveniences of the confinement, I do see something positive coming out of the experience. We are more conscious of a strict hygiene routine, have had the rare time to reflect on what’s important in life, learned to appreciate family, friends and colleagues more after this long period of separation, and have become even more skilled conducting business online. Our work and lifestyle will change after this experience that’s for sure, and I’m all for it.
Stay safe.

Jayne Houghton Editor-in-Chief
@vintagejayne

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