In­sanely normal

DA MAN - Style - - Report -

This im­age of Robert Red­ford and Dustin Hoff­man from the 1976 film “All the Pres­i­dent’s Men” is prob­a­bly the best way to de­scribe norm­core dress­ing in the ’70s. You have the classic blue and cream color com­bi­na­tion, the camel- col­ored pants and the white striped shirt con­trasted with a darker tie. It’s nothing ex­trav­a­gant, as any­one could see. But who would’ve thought that some­thing this ba­sic can come back in force more than three decades later on the run­ways of this fall/win­ter season?

We’ve got­ten so used to the bizarre and lav­ish run­way pieces that we have kind of lost touch with what a run­way show was orig­i­nally meant to be. It’s not a con­test about who can put on the most out­landish and ec­cen­tric show. If that’s the case, then we might as well go to the cir­cus. A run­way show, at the end of the day, boils down to show­cas­ing what peo­ple actually would want to wear in their daily lives.

From Ermenegildo Zegna to Ber­luti, Canali to Vete­ments, ev­ery­body is dress­ing down this season with camel colors from top to bot­tom. Fendi and Prada look to the ’70s to bring back the grandpa sweaters, wool cardi­gans and cor­duroy pants. Her­mès and Dries Van Noten keeps it real by show­ing a very wear­able collection. Even Moschino di­als it down by pre­sent­ing some clean and pol­ished pieces. It re­ally goes with­out say­ing that this season’s fash­ion shows have got­ten more suit­able, more per­son­able and quite a bit more real. And isn’t that what fash­ion is all about?

Robert Red­ford and Dustin Hoff­man in the movie "All the Pres­i­dent's Men"

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