Escapist values prevail with this gilded homage to an era of excess
It’s hard to not be seduced by the glamour of a bygone era, particularly one so OTT and carefree as the late-70s and early-80s. Here was a time of wild abandon and hedonism that would make even today’s most flamboyant celebrities blush. The fashion of the era continues to inspire, and, at a time when escapism through dress is sorely needed, what better era to harness some bold confidence from than the last days of disco? It’s a favourite source of design inspiration, providing the perfect blueprint for unapologetic glamour. Several designers have included metallic and sequin pieces in their collections, but rather than be overwhelmed, there’s a way to wear iridescent pieces outside the club. Jeans and T-shirts, for example, are easily elevated to the next level with the addition of a shimmering statement accessory; and for afterfive events, slip into a slinky satin dress and make those impending hot summer soirees a night to remember. Dan Ahwa
M Missoni Resort 2019.
Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart (1979).
Camilla & Marc dress $ 960.
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Michael Kors, $ 305, from Sunglass Hut.