TE HIP­PIE and founder of Eclipse Sonny San on how to work the Sev­en­ties trend. By Cai Mei Khoo.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Style Bazaar -

Saint Lau­rent Spring/ Sum­mer ’15

STA RT AT THE BOT TOM

“Noth­ing cre­ates an in­stant ’70s look eas­ier than swap­ping your skin­nies for high-waisted, wide-leg tai­lored trousers in a heavy draped suit­ing fab­ric. The sweep of the trousers should be grad­ual and lan­guid. Al­ways con­sider the cut and weight of the fab­ric. A good light­weight drape is es­sen­tial for an easy fall sweep. Choose a clean waist­band de­void of side pock­ets for a stream­lined look and keep it fresh by pair­ing with a striped sweater or cot­ton shirt – Far­rah waves are cer­tainly not back on the fash­ion menu though!”

ACHI EVE NEW HE IGHTS WITH PL AT­FORM HE E LS

“Plat­forms were de rigueur but if you find them too cum­ber­some and clunky to be in­te­grated into your daily life­style, I would sug­gest a vari­a­tion; con­sider a pair of block-heeled san­dals. Choose colours like tawny brown or beige and de­tails such as a gold buckle – these will carry your look beyond 2015. Wear them with tai­lored cu­lottes or a dress that ends slightly be­low the knee for up-to-the-minute styling.” Emilio Pucci Spring/ Sum­mer ’15

CH A NNE L YOUR I NNE R A L I M ACGR AW

“If it’s only one thing you buy this sea­son, make it a pair of cu­lottes. These wide-cut trousers mas­quer­ade as a skirt so you can have the com­fort of a skirt with the func­tion­al­ity of a trouser. The best length to at­tempt is one that hov­ers around the an­kle. Pair with block-heeled san­dals for in­stant glam­our. Cau­tion: Stay away from cor­duroy.”

A LL - I N- ONE

“I grew up in the ’70s and fell in love with the wardrobes of Jerry Hall, Bianca Jag­ger, and Diane von Fursten­berg. Their iconic styles de­fined the era. Another favourite look from this era is the jump­suit. The golden rule here is fit – you don’t want too much fab­ric bunch­ing in un­sightly places or hav­ing the hem of your trousers drag­ging on the floor. Avoid jump­suits made of flimsy or light fab­rics. Al­ways go for a heav­ier fab­ric that falls well. Try ex­per­i­ment­ing with prints, too.”

I N THE BAG

“The suede sling bag was key in the ’70s; its front flap and buck­led clo­sure made it a steady favourite. These days, suede has wa­ter or dust-re­pelling agents to make it suit­able for daily wear. Tip: Edit the con­tents of your bag.”

At Mi­lan Fash­ion Week

Emilio Pucci Spring/ Sum­mer ’15

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