That risk was taken in the hairstyles of models at the Alexander McQueen SS11 show. Instead of traditional plaited braids, hair was woven perpendicular to resemble Egyptian-style headdresses. The hairstyle mixes modern and medieval and serves as the perfect McQueen compliment.
Implications - The recent recession prompted budget-conscious consumers to make affordable purchases in thrift and vintage stores. This caused a resurgence of vintage styles in the marketplace; consumers appreciate them for their elements of antiquity and rarity. Companies can appeal to fashionable demographics by incorporating vintage styles into their products and advertising.