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Seventies Throwback – A/W 18/19

17-01-2022   


Refusing to exit from the trend spotlight, the ever-evolving zeitgeist of the Seventies once again made its mark as a profound look amongst the catwalks for Autumn/Winter 18/19.

For next season, a riot of designers delved into the past, intermingling an aesthetic that resembled an artisanal concoction between 70s American fashion designer House of Halston and 70s American actress and model Anjelica Huston, with the free-spirited style of rock singer and songwriter Janis Joplin thrown in for good measure.

Rendered in a conclusive palette of rusty, autumnal tones that echoed the authentic shades which have become undeniably synonymous with the 70s, designers channeled visions of chestnuts, mustards, burnt oranges and creams that arrived outfitted in easy-going silhouettes and delectable fabrications. Several penchants for shearling, brown and crochet took place, and those of the sexy kind, too.

In true winter form, designers were drawn to the cosiest of 70s outerwear’s – shearling, which was seen styled with a slip dress along with pattern arm and collar detail at Louis Vuitton; lavishly layered in deep orange tones at Sies Marjan, and styled sexy and bare legged at Paco Rabanne. Lighter weight coats, decked in sumptuous suedes (another 70s favoured material) also paraded in their many numbers, with the majority featuring belts cinched at the waists at Tory Burch and Etro.

Coach 1941’s two-tone mustard ensemble that reflected bohemian tendencies came accessorized with an oversized chestnut bag adorned with leather tassel details, whilst Rochas echoed sophisticated chic via a midi Peter Pan collar shirt dress, leather waist belt, snakeskin boots and leather bag; all beautifully rendered in brown tonal hues. Graduating tonal crochet decorated 70s-inspired belted dresses at Christian Dior and sexy numbers at Chloé caught attention with deep V plunging necklines and skirts slashed at the upper thigh, unveiling an updated take on a 70s classic look.

Words by Kate Farley

Images: top Etro, bottom Christian Dior

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