Love Vintage: A Passion for Collecting Fashion by Nicole Jenkins with photographs by Tira Lewis.

New softcover book, published 2009 by Carter’s, 232 pages with beautiful full-colour.

UPDATE: “Love Vintage” is now sold out and out of print. Some copies have been found on the second hand market.

Featuring over 300 original photographs and archival images from vintage catalogues, Love Vintage contains a wealth of information about the history of fashion design, of high value to both the experienced and novice collector.

Also included are valuable notes on dress construction and detailing, designers and fabrics as well as caring for your vintage garment and where to find the best vintage. This book is the culmination of 30 years of studying, collecting and repairing vintage clothes, fuelled by a passion for the art of design and a humble respect for the dressmaking skills of a bygone era that brought such creative visions into reality.

The vintage garments photographed include the international couture of the Darnell Collection, Loel Thomson’s museum of costume, the private collection of author Nicole Jenkins and the personal wardrobes of stylish fashionistas Lynn Savery and Emma Peel.

Nicole Jenkins is a costume designer, vintage clothing afficionado, and owner of the highly respected vintage clothing store, Circa, in the heart of Melbourne’s vintage district in Gertrude Street, Fitzroy.


Love Vintage awarded the bronze medal in the Popular Culture/Leisure category of the Independent Publisher Awards 2010.


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