Seventies came back in fashion
Apparel & Fashion Fabric
April 25, 2015
The nostalgic nineties may have transfixed us for the past seasons, but come Spring 2015, fashion’s got an all-new decade of choice. Let’s hear it for bellbottoms, sexy silks and peasant blouses because the seventies are back. And while disco may be the first image that comes to mind when thinking ‘70s style, this season’s diverse runways highlight the decade’s many forms. At Saint Laurent, it was all about glam rock, with short shorts worn alongside leather jackets, while at Valentino, flowing peasant dresses recalled era icons like Ali MacGraw and Talitha Getty.
The decade’s prevalence shone through with the use of suede and fringe and as well, with everyone from Etro to Proenza Schouler embracing a bit of swing. Elsewhere, designers jumped two decades prior, with the 1950s staple gingham popping up on shirtdresses at Altuzurra and Michael Kors.
And while fabric play was a big Spring fashion 2015 moment, silhouettes were also up for experimentation, with culottes, a street style favourite, reigning supreme. On the runway, relaxed calf-grazers were paired with tailored tops and waist-defining details, which were seen across the board at Marni, Céline, Edun and more.
Mixed messages are a standard state of play, but if there was one trend that everyone got on board with, it was denim. Whether embellished on baggy jeans à la Dolce & Gabbana or Canadian tuxedo-style at Roberto Cavalli, Moschino and Prada, denim got the runway treatment who couldn’t be on board with that?
In the words of Rihanna, denim is “like the f***ing Beatles.” It will never (ever) go out of style.
With Seventies influences from Saturday night fever to hippy deluxe, a khaki nod to military style alongside nautical accents, experiments with transparency, patchworks of and a mix & match approach to volume and fabric, for , we're set to see contrast take center stage. If you only have one takeaway from the Spring/Summer collections, make it a move towards singularity, with a modern energy founded on those twists and borrowings that fashion so loves. Stay a step ahead as we present a round-up of the runway trends set to take Spring/Summer 2015 by storm.
makes its return to the runway, reinvented in faded blues and a range of textured effects, to take on a persona that shifts between good-girl bourgeois and sex siren on her day off. From more conventional end of the spectrum, first prize goes to the little Gucci dress for the carefully pulled-together cowgirl look