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Street style, the Namibian way: Hipster tailor determined to inspire ‘African fashionistas’ with merits of vintage dressing in new blog

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Vintage fashion has long been all the rage in Europe and America, and now one Namibian fashionista is championing the retrospective style in Africa.Lourens Loux Gebhardt, who writes the blog Loux The Vintage Guru, says many vintage fashion vendors in Africa don’t realise the value of what they are selling.‘Many people aren’t interested in wearing vintage, they just see it as used clothing… I manage to dress myself cheaply and end up looking like a million bucks,’ says the designer, tailor and stylist.

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Loux is a designer, stylist, and tailor, and is consumed by his enthusiasm for vintage fashion

 

While he says money can be an issue when trying to find success in fashion, he has perfected the art of buying inexpensive clothing at thrift stores – and always looking supremely dapper.

Loux says he is a self-proclaimed hipster –someone he describes as having the freedom of creative expression and influence on fashion sense.

Loux revamps vintage threads – often discarded as old and unusable by their owners – and is pictured on his blogs sporting fashion-forward outfits comprising smart slim-fit suits, bright socks and printed shirts, alongside other models.

As a young boy he was inspired by his grandfather, who once told him: ‘My son, fashion is what you adopt when you don’t yet know who you are, make sure you are always well-dressed.’

Loux has kept those words of advice with him and now takes vintage clothes from his father’s generation and adds his modern touch, he told MessyNessyChic.com.

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