Retro fashion is always re-appearing on contemporary runways, but after last season’s emulation of the mad men 60's vibe, this spring we see the 70's taking over. Wide, flared bell-bottom jeans lead the pack for trousers and jeans having been seen on the runway at Burberry and Derek Lam. Chiffon blouses with full sleeves also made their appearance at Charles Anastase in London, where coincidently the colour story featured hues of lavender, coral and peapod green. These pastel type colours are heavily associated with the 70’s and for me are some of the most exciting colours we’ve seen in a while. Girly florals and lace are once again hot property, gracing the shows of Erdem and House of Holland. This spring’s florals are taking on a more sophisticated theme and appear painted on rather than in the neat chintzy formations of last years trends. Everything this season is a bit more liberal and less clingy to your body. Free, floaty fabrics teemed with a care free ‘laissez-faire’ attitude. If you’re going to accessorize, choose one bold piece, either a statement necklace or a gigantic knuckle-duster will do the trick. Be liberal and don’t hold back.
Above, from left: The '70s trend on the spring 2011 runways at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, and Tory Burch.
Above, from left: The '70s trend on the spring 2011 runways at Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu, Thakoon, and Rodarte.