The A-line is a simple approach to the current focus on the 1970s. The shape follows a narrow shoulder, slim waist and a wide hem.[1970s-Aline]
Denim is an essential fabric direction for the 1970s look with the important of key items such as the flared jean. New key shapes as the denim skirt dress emerge, along with trend-led pieces such as culottes and dungarees, styled with white lace peasant blouses for a true 1970s look.
Denim Styling takes a retro mundane direction, which sees 1970s silhouettes injected in haute-awkwardness. Rigid denim jackets, preppy pant silhouettes and buttoned shirts come in off-kilter proportions, while rich and warm neutrals are placed against striking indigos.
Designers look to pressed denims and lustrous raws to update retro tailoring, giving 1970s-style suits a polished and premium identity.
Retro and deadstock looks are revived in a selection of offbeat mid-tones to bring a new direction to archival styles.
Signature 1970s bright cast indigos make a bold statement, as raw indigos move into retro casts and constructions with clean and glossy looks as well as flat deadstock surfaces.
For the youth market, styling takes a more throwback collegiate style with super-retro looks that have a nonchalant sporty attitude.
Flared Jeans: the flare-remerges at retail as the key fashion shape of the season. The silhouette ranges from subtle bootcut to a trumpet shape, slim-fitting through the leg with a gentle flare at mid-calf.
Fringing: fringing and tassel details lend a Wild West-inspired feel to suede trucker jackets, while exaggerated fringing on hems and necklines update dresses with a handcrafted, boho feel.
Suede: the fabric moves into a new product areas in simple silhouettes such as shell tops, shift dresses and trenchcoats for contemporary appeal.
Retro Florals: florals take on a retro direction with 1970s-inspired stylized designs worked on bright backgrounds of solar yellow, burnt orange and red.
Camel: warm camel tones are important within the 1970s trend across product categories, from commercial staples for the juniors market such as the A-line miniskirt to trend-led pieces such as the flared trouser.
Designers delve into the archive to create retro-inspired looks. Slim, elongated shapes with crisp tailoring, sharp shoulders, and flared or bootcut pants generate 1970s-influenced apparel.
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