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CACHAREL VINTAGE

Article excerpted from stylebubble.typepad.com

I know I know – who’s looking at pretty Liberty prints when everyone is focused on black leather and slashing leggings and jeans?  However, I will attempt to fashion digress regardless. 

The Cacharel show in Paris last month was a 2-for-1 affair.  The first half showcased the collection that Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto designed, a new direction for Cacharel that leaned towards a school uniform look, and finally the Eley Kishimoto that we’re familiar with started to shine through. 

Then, to celebrate the label’s 50th birthday, dozens of models came out for a second part of the show, clad in vintage Liberty floral print shirts and dresses, and Cacharel founder Jean Bousequet came out to take a bow. 

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This event happened to signify the last of the Liberty print at Cacharel, as both Mark and Wakako are keen to establish a unique identity with their own prints.  So as I snapped this very sweet setup which Cacharel had going on in their showroom, dedicated to the Liberty vintage prints, I suddenly remembered my own Liberty print Cacharel vest that I had saved up for in my cutesy-obsessed youth when I loved all things floral and ditzy (and still do to a certain extent…).

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It’s the end of an era indeed, since these Liberty print pieces will only be sold in certain department stores next season, and then will probably never be seen again.