Slices of the ’70s
A variety of words come to mind when thinking about ’70s fashion — bold, bright, ostentatious, hippies. Elements of this colourful decade are hitting international runways and fashion boutiques this season with bold mixed prints and mixed patterns, fringed vests and bags, suede skirts, desert boots and loafers. While the ’70s is often associated with bright coloured fabrics, designers started opting for more earthy tones, with lots of browns, greys and blacks in the latter part of the decade. This season, the ’70s trend will not discriminate and shoppers will find both bright and earthy tones on the clothing racks. If you’re keen to try on some ’70s style, fashion experts recommend sticking to one ‘throw-back piece’ per outfit to avoid looking a little kitschy.