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Vintage Fashion Clothing Blog | Beyond Retro

  • FESTIVAL WEAR

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    FESTIVAL SEASON IS BACK! And June is bringing us some of the best! Download, Wild Life, Isle of Wight, Parklife Weekender? Glastonbury??? These amazing musical extravaganzas are fast approaching and we’ve got all you need to stand out from the crowd, come rain or shine!

    THE HIPPY TRAIL
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    We’re following the hippy trail straight to this year's festivals! Pairing light wash denim with a cool waistcoat and maybe a pair of Birkenstocks for the ultimate Woodstock look!

    SHORTERALLS!
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    Short dungarees (or shorteralls as our American counterparts call them) are the perfect festival wear! Super relaxed but super cute and of course, super comfortable. Pair them with a cheesecloth blouse and woven sandals for the ultimate look!

    Find them here!

    IF THE SUN SHINES!
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    If you're lucky enough to catch the sun this festival season, try a super cute crop top/bralette and some amazing high waisted shorts! Style this look with some big ol’ earrings and a detailed belt, but nothing that gets in the way of you feeling the music! Try some hightops so you can get your groove on!

    Find some here!

    AND IF IT RAINS!
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    If we know one thing about England, it rains.. Alot! So why not prepare for a rainy festival with an amazing raincoat! Don’t let a little rain dampen your fun! Style with whatever you want - your outfit will be protected no matter what! Oh, and maybe a pair of wellies!

    Grab one here!

    THE JUMPSUIT
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    Take it back to 1973 and grab yourself a statement jumpsuit for this festival season! Pair with a headscarf and flats for a laidback, chic look (Also practicality! Headscarf = hair out of eyes, flats = comfort!).

    Grab yours here!

    FRINGE
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    Would it even be a festival if fringe didn’t make an appearance? We think not! Can you mention Woodstock without mentioning Jimi’s white fringed jacket? No! So don’t be left behind this season, grab an amazing fringed jacket and let Jimi shine through!

    Get one here!

    REMEMBER...
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    No matter what you wear this season, be the best dress at the fests at stay fabulous!

    Find all you need here!

  • Sustainable Business Booster!


    Beyond Retro is teaming up with The Fashion Debates to bring you a unique evening of sustainable business advice and speed-networking!

    This event will explore some of the challenges we face in the sustainable fashion field and help to provide vital information and inspiration to improve the work we do.

    From managing your supply chain to working on your brand identity, this is an opportunity to come together, learn from a fantastic line-up of guest speakers and make exciting new connections.

    WHEN:
    Wednesday 7th June 6 - 8.30pm

    How Much?
    Adults £10 - includes admission, free drinks & £10 off voucher for Beyond Retro.
    Students £5 - includes admission, free drinks & £5 off voucher for Beyond Retro.

    WHERE:
    Beyond Retro Dalston, 92 - 100 Stoke Newington Rd, London, N16 7XB

    WHO:

    Philip Wildbore, Founder of Monkee Genes
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    Philip founded Monkee Genes, a denim company prided on its ethical production, after becoming disillusioned with the disposable fashion on the high street. Founded in 2006, Monkee Genes has been working for over a decade on raising public consciousness around ethical fashion whilst creating on-trend denim. Phil has set up the charity Stop Taking The P, dedicated to promoting awareness of ethical production and supply chains, whilst supporting children’s education in Bangladesh.

    Find out more here!


    Bel Jacobs, Fashion Journalist
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    Bel Jacobs is a fashion and arts journalist and a long time champion of sustainable fashion and independent labels. Working as Style Editor for Metro until 2013, Bel interviewed key figures such as Karl Lagerfeld, Rita Ora, Christian Louboutin, Vivienne Westwood, Philip Treacy, Isabella Blow and Valentino Garavani, helping to build the papers fashion content. Bel was also one of the first UK Fashion Editors to showcase conscious brands and commission sustainable fashion editorials for a daily newspaper.

    Find out more here!


    Diana Auria, Swimwear Designer, Creative & Managing Director AURIA 328919i76F16B066D71CBA9

    Diana studied at Central St Martins and went on to specialise in lingerie and swim design at London College of Fashion. Diana then founded AURIA in 2013, a unique swimwear line that uses innovative recycling techniques to utilise discarded fishing nets and other waste to create on-trend pieces. Her craft and care are balanced with conscious innovation and playful style to flatter the modern woman. Diana is a proud ambassador of sustainability within the fashion industry and has spoken on the subject at various talks including one at The Royal Society of Arts. She has also worked on special sustainable projects with Selfridges and Sony.

    Find out more here!


    Alice Wilby, Stylist, Creative Director & Co-Founder Novel Beings
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    A London based fashion stylist, Alice Wilby is also the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Novel Beings; the first styling agency to exclusively represent ‘conscious creatives’. Meaning incorporating her personal commitment to promoting sustainable, ethical and conscious brands. Prior to the founding of Novel Beings, Alice edited Eco-Age.com, an eco consultancy, where she worked on the launch of the Gucci for the Green Carpet Challenge.
    Alice’s sustainable styling has appeared in the likes of Vogue and Metro and her client list boasts names like BBC, Disney, Universal Records and Land Rover.

    Find out more here!


    Want to know more? Check out our Facebook Event!

    Words: Tatjana Nicholson


  • Beyond Retro Presents The Alternative Escape


    Scruff of the Neck is bringing you some of the best new bands from the UK and across Europe, as part of The Alternative Escape (officially part of The Great Escape). Setting up camp in Beyond Retro, it’s going to be three days of incredible music and the chance to discover your new favourite band! And the best bit… it’s completely free!!

    In association with Reloaded and Light & Noise Productions.

    Join us for a cheeky after-party at The Kings Arms Hostel, where there will be drinks and more great music!

    Please see below for the event information and to find out more about the brilliant bands, and don’t forget to click attending on our Facebook event!

    WHERE? Beyond Retro Brighton, 42 Vine St, Brighton BN1 4AG

    WHEN? Thursday the 18th of May to Saturday the 20th! 13:30-19:30.

    WHO’S PLAYING?

    THURSDAY

    Lacuna Bloome

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    Kicking off the weekend, this Brighton-based band describe their style as ‘peachy pop’ and we are ready for it! Check out their Facebook for more info or have a listen on Soundcloud!

    PACE

    PACE

    Hailing from London Town, PACE are bringing us some alternative pop vibes! Curious? Have a listen on Soundcloud or check out their Facebook for more info!

    Joe Dolman

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    A Warwickshire native, this solo artist describes his sound as acoustic driven pop and we are intrigued! Have a listen on Soundcloud and discover more on his Facebook!

    Glass Caves

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    Hailing from Yorkshire, this indie-rock band make their living from busking! Check out their website, have a listen to their Soundcloud or head to Facebook to find out more!

    Monday Tramps

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    This foursome from Munich are bringing us an indie-rock sound, with Rolling Stone describing their sound as a mix of ‘Beat, Britpop and Rock ‘n’ Roll’. Discover more on their Soundcloud or head to Facebook.

    Longy

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    Who is he? Make sure you are there to find out! In the meantime, research a little on Longy’s Facebook or check out his Soundcloud.

    The Lottery Winners

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    Our headliners for this evening hail from Greater Manchester and are bringing us what they described as ‘Smiley pop music. (But not the rubbish kind, the good kind).’ Find out more on Facebook or have a listen on Soundcloud.

    FRIDAY

    Capture

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    We kick today off with some Brighton locals, promising ‘upbeat guitar based alt-pop’. Have a listen on Soundcloud or head to Facebook to find out more!

    MØSS

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    Bringing their own ‘energetic, upbeat blend of pop, indie and post-rock’, this Brighton-based group won’t disappoint! Find out more on Facebook or have a listen on Soundcloud!

    False Heads

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    Backed by the likes of Iggy Pop, this indie-rock trio from the outskirts of East London are bringing what they have described as ‘crack punk rock’, to the table! Read more on their website, listen on Soundcloud or have a look on Facebook!

    Cassia

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    Hailing from Cheshire, this indie-pop threesome bring us a calypso infused indie sound, with Indie Buddie describing how they ‘combine their trademark tropical pop with raw guitar melodies’ and we are excited! Find out more here , check out their Facebook or head to Soundcloud!

    Indigo Velvet

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    This Edinburgh-based band's sound has been described by The Skinny as ‘upbeat, playful, [with] irrepressibly bright compositions’ and we hear they rock some pretty great shirts as well! Find out more on their Facebook or have a listen on Soundcloud!

    Marsicans

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    This foursome from Leeds ‘wanna make your head bop, make you dance until you can’t stop…’ with their indie-pop vibes. Head to their website for more info, check out their Soundcloud or Facebook!

    Franko Fraize

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    The Clash describes this Norfolk based rapper’s sound as ‘oddly powerful’ whilst he delivers a ‘rough-hewn poeticism that finds both grit and beauty in the every day’. We can’t wait to hear more from tonight's headliner! Have a listen here or head to Facebook to find out more!

    SATURDAY

    La Lune

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    La Lune (Olivia Judd) has recently been on BBC Introducing The South. We are really excited to start our day with her lovely mellow sounds. Check her out on Soundcloud or have a look at her Facebook!

    Young Monarch

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    Bringing classical instruments to the weekend, this six piece band formed in Manchester, mixes the classical with the modern indie scene. Intrigued? Take a look at their Facebook or check out their Soundcloud!

    Fond of Rudy

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    ‘Outrageously catchy pop songs, things that linger in the imagination and burrow ever-more-deeply.’ is how The Clash describe this band from Brighton! Want to know more? Listen here or have a look at Facebook!

    The Hubbards

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    Alternative, pop and indie rock are words that crop up again and again when discussing this Hull foursome’s sound. All that we know is that we are very excited to witness what has been described as ‘one of the most unique vocals you are likely to hear!’. Catch them on Soundcloud or Facebook!

    SKIES

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    These Kent based describe their sound as an amalgamation of handpicked ‘elements of rock, pop & emo in equal measure’ and have been described as ‘... out of this world’ by Clash Magazine! Listen here or see here!

    MassMatiks

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    Described by Hot Vox as ‘spitting social commentary lines, often spoken word leaping into soaring, hook-laden melodies and taking in subjects from greedy capitalism to annoying ex-lovers’ we cannot wait to hear these London lads live! Get a sneak preview on Soundcloud or check out their Facebook!

    Rory Indiana

    Rory Indiana

    This evening’s headliners are bringing us a mixture of rock, soul and pop for a unique sound! We cannot wait to hear this Brighton-based foursome’s sound! Have a sneak preview here or on their Facebook!

    Want to know more? Check out our Facebook Event!

    Words: Tatjana Nicholson

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