The modern Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell…the reappearance of 70’s styles hit the forefront of designers collections for spring.
Spring 2015 seems to have a cohesive essence of the 1970’s with bell-sleeves, maxi-skirts, faux fur, suede, high-waisted pants, pastel tones, patchwork, denim everything, corduroy, knee-high boots and of course fringe accents. Injected with the free-spirit era, infamous designers take their own spin on the decade of love with modern twists. With fall collections seeming to have a theme of the 60’s it felt suited too bring on seventies chic this season. Gucci took the spotlight at Milan Fashion Week with garments resembling popular suede culottes from the 70’s and taking major reference to the decades love for grommets.
Alberta Ferretti took inspiration from the era’s Fleetwood Mac followers. Light-weighted embroidered boho maxi dresses paired with knee length fringed suede vests and huarache sandals had the audience craving a time capsule trip to Woodstock. One of my favourite pieces from this collection is a leather poncho with total fringe overload and floral detailing – a true capturing of a 70’s cool-girl vibe.
Derek Lam kicked up the nostalgic factor a few notches with his collection featuring suede patchwork knee-length skirts, tan bell-bottoms and John Lennon inspired round sunglasses.
Emilio Pucci brings us a season of haute hippies for spring with a ever so modern take on the influential fashion decade of the 70’s. Creative Director, Peter Dundas took the collection by the horns showcasing he truly knows how to embellish basics of the time.
Safari shorts in satin, peasant blouses in vibrant colours and kaftan necklines with tassel short ties, models strut the runway in suede knee-high boots. The collection demonstrated true artisanship of brightly printed dresses complemented with impeccably tailored pieces.
Say hello to a new era of fashion – modern day 70’s chic…everyday essentials injected with one of the most influential decades!