A certain vintage

A whole generation of Irish people is drawing inspiration from the past and bringing the vintage subculture into the mainstream, writes Lisa Brady.

14th April, 2012
A certain vintage
Joan Murray (with model Ciara Devitt in background), shot on location at Cafe En Seine on Dawson Street, Dublin 2: `A lot of what passes for vintage, I wore the first time around'. Photo: Feargal Ward

You might think it's a bunch of old dresses and kitsch furniture, but when we say vintage, we're actually talking about a revolution. A whole generation of Irish people - disillusioned by corrupt politics, a drained economy and a disposable culture - is now drawing inspiration from the past and bringing the vintage subculture into the mainstream. Lisa Brady met some of those at the forefront of this vintage revolution.

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