Es­capist val­ues pre­vail with this gilded homage to an era of ex­cess

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Funky town

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.

by Roger Padilha and Mauri­cio Padilha (Riz­zoli, 2012).

An­to­nio: Fash­ion, Art, Sex, Disco

Michael Kors, $ 305, from Sun­glass Hut.

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