Last winter, I was privileged to be involved with a fashion show in Boston put on by one of my favorite vintage dealers, The House of Findings. This show was held at The Bond Bar within the historic Langham Hotel, which formerly housed the Federal Reserve Bank (see the iconic deal on the floor in the photos below). The show, called “The New Victorians” featured a collection of 21 Victorian-inspired looks. Take a look at my favorite highlights from the show below– what an incredible show! Lucky for me, in addition to assisting Mayra with the styling, I was given first dibs on the treasures she featured and (of course) purchased almost every piece from the show.
Victorian influences are seen in fashion, season after season. The Victorian Era corresponds with the life of Queen Victoria in England, bookmarked by her birth in 1837 to her death in 1901. For men, the fashions included top hats, slim-fitted cropped-length trousers, waist-coats, ascot neck-ties, and shirts with ruffled collars. For women, the fashion trends included elaborate feathered hats, off-shoulder dresses with puff sleeves, exaggerated silhouettes from over-sized crinolines and hooped skirts, tightly cinched waist-lines from extreme corsetry, and large bustles to emphasize the backside (to name a few). In the looks below, Mayra was able to perfectly marry the fashions of over a hundred years ago with modern-day pieces to make these Victorian Trends relevant to wear today. Brava, Mayra!
Jan Bloch Photography, Charlie Castro Photography, Kate Doan, Chrissy Bulakites Photography
Styling: Mayra Gonzalez, @TheHouseofFindings