Sep 11, 2023
Pre-Loved Podcast is a weekly vintage fashion
interview show, with guests you’ll want to go thrifting with! For
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Today’s episode is with Bridgette Morphew and Jason
Lyon of Morphew. Morphew is a high-end fashion brand offering the
rarest luxury vintage selections from around the globe.
On today’s episode, we’ll hear the story of how
Morphew got started – from its foundations working with fashion
designers to source vintage inspiration for designs, to their
atelier line where they create one-of-a-kind handmade pieces made
from luxury vintage materials,
With the belief that restoration and creation go
hand-in-hand, Bridgette and Jason carefully select fabrics and
pieces to reconstruct, and morph into wearable, trend-forward
garments with strong historical context.
We chat about all this and more on today’s episode,
including celebrities who have worn Morphew, why vintage is so
precious to design inspiration, and the garments that from a
fashion history perspective they’re astounded they ever got to see
All this and more in today’s episode, so let’s
just dive right in!
DISCUSSED IN THE EPISODE:
- [4:06] Jason and Bridgette met in
Florida in 2000, where the thrift stores were particularly filled
- [7:41] Selling vintage to the
design trade for textile and design inspiration.
- [15:43] Selling Victorian vintage
to Alexander McQueen, which inspired his Plato Atlantis collection,
including the iconic jellyfish outfit worn by Lady Gaga in the Bad
- [17:14] Vintage inspiration we
can expect to see this NYFW season.
- [21:15] Deciding to add a vintage
retail arm to their business (on the request of Lenny Kravitz’s
stylist, no less) to sell directly to customers in addition to
- [26:03] Their vintage retail
operation evolved to include reworked vintage – the Morphew
- [31:58] Why they work with
Victorian lace, which has craftsmanship that even the greatest
couture design houses today can’t emulate.
- [36:17] Celebrities like Emily
Ratajkowski, Miley Cyrus, Florence Welch,
Rihanna, and Doja Cat have all worn Morphew, and we dive into some
of these stories!
- [38:53] Working with gold metal
mesh from 1950s handbags, and making pieces for
Emily Ratajowski and
- [52:00] The pieces that, from a
fashion history perspective, they’re astonished they ever got to
have in person.
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