Asalaamu Alaykum Ladies,
Today, we're spotlighting a Hijabi Fashion Week Sponsor that specializes in not just vintage scarves, but also in establishing eco-conscious standards in the sale of these vintage goodies. Veil Vision is based in Chicago, IL (USA), and has been establishing a sound impact on the vintage hijab scene since 2010. As you'll see next week (HFW!!!), Veil Vision is a keen supporter of creative expression. They explain,
What started with a simple vision has grown into the true steps of a movement. At Veil Vision, we strive to establish a new definition of couture. An original meaning, in which self-expression stems from the elegance and grace of yesterday, while keeping up with the modernity and style of today.
Veil Vision is driven by the vision of sustainble eco-friendly fashion and the love for vintage scarves and recognizing their true worth. This is what sets us apart from any other company that may be selling related items. We truly believe in out Vision and work hard to bring only the best pieces to our collection and maintain our eco-conscious standards in all aspects of our brand. This collaboration came together in order to provide both collectors and aspiring fashionistas an outlet to express their style creativity with endless possibilities that are one-of-a-kind.
2. Why vintage? What, for you, is appealing about vintage scarves?
Vintage allows for personality, proof of long lasting quality, a story behind every item which in the end means ultimate uniqueness for the wearer. Also, vintage doesn't always have to mean used. A majority of Veil Vision scarves are "new old stock," which is vintage stock that has never been used after production, for various reasons by the original designers/company that ordered its production.
At Veil Vision, we pride ourselves on being the only vintage scarf company that restores and refinishes scarves through purely eco-friendly methods, and this is what sets us apart in the vintage scarf niche. This allows us the gently bring life back to our scarves, making them more than suitable for wear for many more decades. Vintage definitely doesn't mean compromising wear-ability, quality, or how long they will last.
Veil Vision vintage scarves are definitely superior in quality, as things in this day and age just aren't made the way that they used to be made, during the time period that our scarves were produced. This is evident by the simple fact that they have lasted for so many decades before becoming vintage. On average some of our scarves are 50 years old. At this point the wearer knows that they really do have something special that won't show up everywhere, and that is always a plus in fashion! We do not restock the same scarf as we don't have doubles of any scarf, adding to their rarity and exclusiveness. When a buyer purchases the scarf they can be sure that their scarf is one-of-a-kind and they will not see the same scarf put up again for sale, because there is only one. This is the greatest appeal as well as satisfaction that comes from our vintage scarves.
3. What can we expect to find at Veil Vision, in upcoming seasons?
In Winter 2011/Spring 2012, you can expect to find the unexpected! This includes a majority of high end designer pieces such as Oscar de la Renta, Dior, Chanel, Gucci, Vera, Versace, Cartier, Burberry, at unbeatable prices. Unexpected prints in rich quality fabrics, with most scarves made in Italy, France, and London. Basic ensemble foundations to ground a look as well as scarves that can take the place of jewels, literally. Rich abstract hues as well as light and fresh prints for both the modern trendsetter and the classical vintage lover for the upcoming collections. Our upcoming collections do challenge the creativity of a scarf wearer to show that there is no wrong way to make a scarf your own!
Below, is an HFW-exclusive sneak-peek at some of our favorites from Veil Vision's upcoming collection of not-yet released scarves. Check them out and leave a comment about the ones you like best!