Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Seventies Decadence is Back

My article for Eight Magazine 

The decade of disco and decadence is back. Seventies influences have been filtering down through to the high street since the SS15 shows, where we saw floaty midi skirts, star prints and flares. The trend has stepped upped it’s game for AW with super cool faux furs, platforms and an array of rock star textures; with velvet, shearling and metallics being popular with the designers. The catwalks were filled with loud prints and contrasting colours. Pieces you think wouldn’t work, but do, such as the return of corduroy culottes and tank tops mean that this season, there is definitely a way for everyone to embrace seventies chic. 

However there is another, more understated side to the trend; the feminine boho look. Chloe and Emilio Pucci showcased hippy vibes, with billowing shirts and a neutral palette. Long line silhouettes styled from maxi dresses and loose oversized materials made for a stunning relaxed look. 

There is definitely a line between rocking the trend, and looking like you’re going to a fancy dress party. You can also prepare for parents and other older relatives telling you about the day they bought their first pair of flares (Ok, dad, you were on trend once!). You don’t have to go full on flamboyant, to embrace the feel of the seventies. Ralph Lauren embraced simple, elegant and neutral faux furs, for more of a Bond Girl glamour.

Adding an updated version of something you wear often, such a swapping your work shirt for a pussy bow blouse, will immediately brings your outfit up to date. Accessories can also update your look. Snakeskin and tassels were a hit with the designers, both of which you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe. There are some fabulous snake skin ankle boots out there, and tassels on bags are another major hit. Love it or hate it, it will be hard not to embrace the seventies vibes. 


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