Our never-end­ing love af­fair with ’70s de­sign

Orlando Sentinel - - EXTRA FASHION & SHOPPING - By David Syrek


When you think of past decades that oozed style, the Hol­ly­wood glitz of the ’30s or the pop-in­fused ’60s come to mind, but the decade that hands-down has been the most in­flu­en­tial in fash­ion — and that is mak­ing a splash this spring in home de­sign — is the ’70s.

Fash­ion icons like Diana Ross, Diane von Fursten­berg and Bianca Jag­ger (in that chic white pantsuit) de­fined ’70s style — and fuel our never-end­ing love af­fair with what au­thor Tom Wolfe called the “Me” decade.

In home de­sign to­day, shaggy car­pets, Lucite, rat­tan and geo­met­ric pat­terns are show­ing up in un­ex­pected ways, and the cool grays that have dom­i­nated our in­te­ri­ors in the re­cent past are giv­ing way to shades of blue and, yes, even beige.

De­sign­ers from Tom Ford to Marc Ja­cobs have rein­ter­preted ’70s glam in end­less col­lec­tions, and the spring 2020 run­ways were a ma­jor love let­ter to the best of the era.

For spring, Altuzarra’s chic suede pants and ca­nary yel­low, sin­gle-but­ton blazer with ex­tra wide lapels brought a fresh take, as did Vic­to­ria Beck­ham’s col­lec­tion in­fused with vi­brant col­ors and a soft ’70s vibe.

Trends — like decades — come and go, but the ’70s are here to stay.


Kardiel’s gold vel­vet Mi­randa sofa oozes Stu­dio 54 style. $896, kardiel.com


Imola Ceram­ica’s Let It Bee tile col­lec­tion is a fresh take on ’70s geo­met­ric pat­terns.


CB2’s half-dome Hanna ta­ble lamp merges chic retro style with a mod­ern aes­thetic. $199, CB2.com Jonathan Adler’s brushed-brass Nixon ta­ble is a chic nod to ’70s de­sign. $1,424. jonathanad­ler.com


Altuzarra’s tai­lored jacket with wide lapels for spring. altuzarra.com for stores.

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