Fashion trends of the 70s are having déjá-vu
moments, while the earlier trends of the 80s fade out eventually.
Fashion is always cyclical in nature, with the trends
repeating every now and then. What was hot once before, gets replaced by new
trends. Old ones are being quickly forgotten only to return back. 80s style
were on the fashion spotlight, the same way. But not all styles make a definite
come back. The current fashion kaleidoscope backs up the trends of 70s being a
great inspiration to the modern designers. Trend chart indicates the return of
many styles that were a hot craze during the 70s. Earlier it was the
resurrection of the 80s trends. Now it has been replaced with many stunning
trends of the 70s.
Fashion Obsession of the 80 fades:
70s was the time when women choose their clothing freely.
Clothing silhouettes saw a major transformation; jeans became tight, socks
gained fashion limelight, and bikinis shrunk in size. Hem lengths underwent a
sweeping change. Bellbottoms, free flowing skirts, and empire waists gained
prominence. Trends of the 70s inspire the present day modern fashion designers
with a bohemian feel. Apparels are designed with a gypsy type look. Outfits
displayed at the New York Fashion Week for Autumn/Winter 10-11 positively assert
this. A smart look of the neo 70s trend with a bohemian traveler infusion and
soft silhouettes will be seen. Deep cordovan red is the accent color. Black
ensembles make a tough fashion statement reinforcing the empowered look.
Fine leather layers, in contrast with silk jersey and sheer
organza is back. Fur apparels will dominate the runway, along with faux fur
variations. Silver fur coats will be a big craze. Velvet fabrics characterize
the sophistication of the winter season. Previously considered as obsolete,
this fabric has made a comeback in full throttle, taking its inspiration from
the 70s outfits. In the earlier times, attention to trims and detailing played
a major role using beads and sequins assimilated in the overall design. Today
both men and women prefer wear clothing embellished with beads and sequins.
Fabrics with a crinkled look have resurfaced on the fashion world. This
resembles the cheese cloth that was in vogue during the 70s.
Peasant Skirts and Gypsy Look:
The hippy look of the 70s included clothing with a flare in
the bottom, angel sleeved blouses, and loose cut garments. The Maxi dress of
the 70s is back in ethereal fabrics enriched with the creativity of the
designers. Halter necks, cat suits, empire dresses, and dresses of today with
elaborately designed sleeves get their styles inspired from the 70s. Short
skirts are preferred by women, even at work. Evening wear gets defined with the
70s look. Angel flight suits with shining shirts in satin fabrics with huge
collars, and flared pants are in vogue.
Gypsy tops with a string at the top gives an adorable look
when worn with matching skirts in vibrant hues. Peasant skirts with lovely
swirls, and wraparound skirts in a riot of shades with a matching V necked tops
make a cool fashion inspired by the 70s trend.