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As all things vintage continue to be a major influence in every area of modern life, from fashion and hair styles, to music and classic cars, Retro Forever explores the appeal of the Midcentury era and beyond.
In our postmodern age, the trends of the yesteryear still influence today’s movers and shakers and are reinterpreted for new generations. Celebrating our heritage and our eccentricities, Retro Forever has a mood of warmth and wit that is at once familiar and bold with a bright palette or oranges, yellows and blues, toned down by earthy browns.
P&O Heritage collection encapsulates the excitement of travelling; the company’s advertising posters are a master class in graphic design that has stood the test of time. Kitschreins supreme in the Land of Lost Content and Vintage Festival collections, curated by retro pop-culture collector Stella Mitchell and vintage guru Wayne Hemingway.
Tongue-in-cheek and full of knowing references to decades past, these archives see ephemera from the fifties, sixties and seventies reinvented for a style savvy generation. With new additions to our Slim Aarons collection, the work of this prolific photographer has never been so in vogue. His sharp observations and unique take on the glamorous world of the sixties and seventies Jet set channels a sophisticated vibe with a witty twist. Similarly the saturated colours of our new John HindePostcard collection offer a rose-tinted view of the past that’s hard not to love.
Pattern and print is key to the trend, too; we’ve rediscovered prints by Sir Terence Conran and his design studio Conran Fabrics - these fresh and graphic repeats remain as contemporary and stylish as ever. The ultimate trip down memory lane, comics and cartoons are steeped in nostalgia and have bags of personality. Our Beano and Friends collection transforms original artworks from family favourites including The Dandy and Judy, to big scale Birch plywood and canvas prints.
View our fabulous Retro collections here.