As soon as styles, motifs, materials and techniques become outdated, they are used as a reservoir of endlessly recyclable ideas. Each period of time seems to recall the past according to its needs and experiences.

‘Retro’, a trendier term for ‘old-fashioned’ or ‘timeless’, was born in the early 70’s and refers to an undefined recent or distant past. Nostalgia for old cars, ‘vintage’ clothes (garments originating from a previous era), &...

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