We here at L train Vintage love Carl Sagan’s Cosmos from back int he 80’s while we did not grow up on it, we certainly watched it almost religiously on Netflix, much to St. Carl’s of the Vernacular Sciences probable dismay. If there is one thing Carl Sagan taught us is that the most mind blowing facts, dare I say the most psychedelic facts, about life can be found in the world of the sciences. Psychedelia is anything that helps us experience something that transcend time and space, giving us a larger view of life.
What better way to celebrate those cosmic facts of life, those ideas that seem to transcend individual human experience, then with the mind-blowing psychedelic fashions and experiences of music festivals and the love of all things tie dyed.
One thing fore sure is that we at L Train Vintage take our fashion inspiration from false color and true color pictures of the Universe created by the NASA space program during the 60’s, 70’s + 80’s. Adding some copious amounts of inspiration from hallucinogenic explorers of the 1960’s and 70’s inspired by the space race and psychedelia and the inspiring Technicolor sci-fi of the late 60’s.
Most of all we take away massive inspiration from now, our computer generated present. We love the way you can recombine all these items into something new and daring. Taking the spirit of the past and the longing for a better future to make a new fashion statement.
Tie dye is even making a comeback outside the artistic and industrial bohemia and into the high fashion world of Marc Jacobs, Fausto Puglisi, and Burberry Prorsum’s. Its true one of our favorite, and your favorite, item this summer at L train vintage has been our collection of tied dyed T’s. Their is something cosmic, futuristic, yet exotically tropical about these hippie chic pieces. Something that reminds us of the mysteries of the psychedelic initiation rituals of the Ancient people of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Not only that but the over saturation of tie dye colors belie the pixilated madness of animated gifs in the visual liberation, found mostly on the free art gallery of the world, the internet.
The tied dyed t-shirt points to the past, to the cosmos, and to the future. We’re more than happy to be able to provide our customers with these items, items that we’ve come to love and cherish through our experiences at concert festivals and street fashion all around the Great Gotham City.
Remember: “WE ARE All MADE OF STAR STUFF.” Carl Sagan