Clothes of the Nineties, Index Velvet blazers
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Description: Not sure about the US but in England by 1994, all the grunge chicks (and there were a lot of them!) were wearing 1970's Marks and Spencers velvet blazers or jackets, in various jewel colours - burgundy, black, sapphire blue, emerald green. Usually teamed with a cheescloth shirt, customised Doc Martens and ripped flares with ribbon and braid decoration sewn on.
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ginger - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
They have made a come back recently.
mandy - December 26, 2007 - Report this comment
better yet... how 'bout crushed velvet!?
Val - February 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I once found an All That Jazz jacket in a thrift store that was so one-of-a-kind! It was black lycra, totally tailored and form-fitting: with a gathered flounce in back and slightly puffed cap sleeves...there were black lace cutouts capping the puffed sleeves, a black lace back panel above the flounce, laces (I used about 5 feet of gold chain) that criss-crossed that back panel...the front had a slightly tapered vv-shaped front hemline and brocade buttons that slipped through brocade thongs on the opposite side. It burned in a fire, along with my black suede Sacha London boots that came all the way to the tops of my thighs that were sooo comfortable because they had 1-1/2-inch flared chunky heels. (sigh)
Adobe Gillis - March 16, 2008 - Report this comment
That was part of the "Grebo" look. It was actually pretty early 90's and was going to take over the scenes until grunge invaded.
gfm - April 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes! I found this link a while ago and sighed wistfully when I read it.I remembered girls at school having these uber-cool looking jackets and wanting one myself, but alas, I could never afford one. After I read this, I decided that I must fulfill this little fantasy of mine and search out said jacket. I found a gorgeous burgundy BHS jacket in a vintage shop and I'm in love. Now all I need is a pair of doc's (mum threw mine away!) :)
Kaz - May 16, 2010 - Report this comment
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