Last spring/summer was all about taking the swing out of the sixties and bringing it to 2014. This season we're stepping back into the free-loving seventies with folkloric prints, fringed everything and a complete overload of suede.
But what's with fashion's love affair with history anyway? It seems we can't go any season without designers referencing the retro in their latest collections. And we only need to look as far as Instagram to see a #tbt image of Kate Moss wearing Galliano in the mid-Nineties. Why are we so obsessed with fashions past?
Fashion nostalgia comes from the idea that the past is authentic, the present is not, and the future is unknown. We borrow from the historical fashion cupboard because the present is lacking direction.
In 2015 there's plenty lacking. Like the mons pubis supposedly being the new thigh gap. Amanda Bynes is still a bit crazy. None of us have hair that's as nice as Harper Beckham's (nope, still not letting that one drop). And the fact that 78% of people thought that #thedress was white and gold not black and blue. What is actually wrong with the world?
Fashion has a funny way of looking to the past and to the future all at once. The AW15 story so far is much the same for spring summer. More folkloric prints (but darker), and even more fringing suede (how this is even possible I'm not too sure...) Your new season style icon? Jackie from That 70s Show. Not only did the show give us one of Hollywoods cutest couples (Ashton and Mila were always meant to be) but it's also given us a serious amount of style inspiration for this season. Excuse me whilst I stream the entire series all over again...
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