Vv Magazine’s fashion editor Philip Mak does the time warp (again?) to pick out the best parts of the 70s trend of 2015…
For all its creativity and artistry, fashion is cyclical, predictable, and fairly exhausted of originality. Well, the mainstream variety anyways. Having dalliances with the aesthetics of the 60s, 80s, and 90s in recent years, it was only a matter of time before the sartorial gaze returned to the 1970s.
It was inevitable, really. Many things can be “blamed” for the recent obsession with the decade of disco. Whether it be the most stylistically influential show on television, Mad Men, grazing the era in its final season, or a reflexive contrarian reaction to the androgynous futurism of the athleisure trend, it really is inconsequential. All you need to know is all things fringed, flared, and Farrah Fawcett-inspired are hot ticket items for spring 2015.
The basic silhouette of a 70s inspired outfit is a tight top, loose or flared bottom, and a fitted jacket. To get the 70s trend aesthetic though, you really don’t have to follow this. Just make sure you incorporate some key design elements like leather fringe, lots of high-waisted denim, jumpsuits, and some psychedelic patterns. Ideally, you should mix and match said key pieces with a more modern aesthetic. Think a white neoprene crop top over high-waisted light wash flare denim jeans. It’s referential to the 70s trend without going full-blown Starsky and Ugh.
Need some more inspiration? Click below for eight key wardrobe items to groove out with the 70s trend.
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