LFW Trend Report: 70s Refresh
As London Fashion Week draws to a close we take a look back at some of the best street style fashion around, and see if the edgier location of Soho played a part in how the fash pack were dressing. If you thought the Seventies trend was slowing down after its success last season, think again as it’s about to get a lot more interesting..........
The Seventies continues to build and remain key within London’s street style but as ladies get more confident with this trend, we see a move away from traditional styling and modern twists starting to emerge. Last season this trend was kept to its truest forms in terms of colour palette and print pattern. However, for the new winter season the fashion crowd refresh this look with bolder, clashing colours, and prints range from illustrative florals to tapestry markings.
Hot mustard, merlot and pillar-box red permeate the traditional tan, emerald and burnt orange palette. Team these winter brights with classic black, grey or warm neutrals to make them work within your everyday wardrobe.
Silhouettes start to take on a very feminine edge with full maxi dresses, pencil and mini skirts, all worn with ankle or over-the-knee boots, which finish the look off perfectly. For fabrications, texture looks new, adding a soft and tactile approach to outerwear and shirting in teddy bear furs, sumptuous suede and silk, a definite winner for the colder months ahead.
Speaking of suede, the masculine suede shirt makes a return to the high street in bold mustard and tan shades taking on a true retro vibe. Here we see it worn tucked into a leather, fringed pencil skirt creating a new approach to fabric pairings. Fringing gains momentum being seen not only as a trim on outerwear and trousers, but making up the full length of skirts, especially in leather.
The suede, over-the-knee boot is the perfect accessory to buy into the 70s trend, especially if you’re not ready for a head-to-toe look. Grey, tan and merlot appear as favoured colourways, sitting perfectly within the 1970's palette as well as keeping the boot versatile for the full winter season.
Whether you prefer to have a flat heel or wear them sky high, the over-the-knee boot is perfect to wear over your skinny jeans, with your favoured LBD or to keep your legs warm when braving the cold in a mini skirt.
Don’t forget denim remains as a key focus for the 70s story, so when in doubt throw on your favourite jeans, invest in a hint of suede and add your cosiest winter coat.