Is it 1972 or 2015? This fall, it might be hard to tell from the viewpoint of the fashion world. As the fashion world once again looks back to move ahead, the time machine moves past the neon colors and geometric angles of the 1980s to the free flowing styles of the 1970s. Check out looks from the June 2015 Atlanta Apparel Market.
There’s fringe, fringe and even more fringe but not the yarn and thread of the more boho looks. This is born of the abundance of leather and suede that’s filling showrooms and will soon be available at retail. Not just spotlighted in accessories – although boots and certainly bags have more than their share – this season fringe is swinging from vests, pants, skirts and dresses.
Maxis are everywhere offering a style that flatters almost any woman. Bold prints add vibrant interest to the fabrics that flow but don’t overwhelm.
Diane von Furstenbeg said her wrap style dress would go from day to evening and flatter any figure. It did in the 1970s and still does in 2015.
No one says 1970s fashion like Cher. She wore a headband like no other, and they are back but suited to almost any hair style, not just ironed straight. With an endless array of embellishments, there are options for casual to dress looks. Felted hats are another must-have for the season, and the floppier the better, reminiscent of Faye Dunaway’s timeless look.
Denim hit its stride in the ’70s with both men and women opting for what was called the “before of after anything” jumpsuit. Today’s version is updated with improved fabrics and more flow. Platform shoes with chunky wooden heels took runways and discos by storm. The modern versions are slightly more practical with definite improvements in materials, construction and especially comfort without sacrificing style.
Taking a cue from the hipsters and hollywood divas of the ’70s, nothing says winter style like fur with a multitude of faux options ready to go in “real” and colored cuts.
Farrah Fawcett, Bianca Jagger. Lauren Hutton or Diana Ross. No matter which style icon you’d choose to emulate, there are myriad options for contemporary looks inspired by the designers who made the 1970s a decade of bold choices and radical style. Find it all at Atlanta Apparel.