Posts Tagged ‘1970’s’

Todd Rundgren

The piano, the lights, his ensemble, his hair.. LOVE

Posted: October 22nd, 2011
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Excuse the lateness of this post! Last night I attended my bff’s housewarming so wasn’t able to get a post up.

First order of the day was Danielle Scutt – lots of velvet, lattice dresses and big bling – including earrings with blonde plaits (check out the last picture).  All jewellery is Danielle Scutt for Topshop – I cannot wait to get my hands on some of that.

Plus I happened to sit right behind Andrea Pfeffer of Robinson Pfeffer who I used to intern for.  It was lovely to see her!

At the Tosha salon show a concise collection of ten LBDs with glorious ruffles made a rather understated statement.

I fell in love with the Elliot J Frieze collection as soon as I read the press release, never mind saw it!  Chocolate and biscuit-coloured corduroy suits and trench dresses.  There was a definite 70’s vibe.  I can safely say I’ve never seen so much cord on the catwalk.  I was overjoyed.  (My pictures just don’t do it justice..)

I managed to pop into Una Burke’s presentation at Vauxhall Fashion Scout.  I interviewed her via email for the new issue of 1883.  Her leather accessories are amazing and she’s always got such a great story as her inspiration.  She’s a real artist.

In the afternoon we went to Topshop to film the ‘Blogging from the Front Row’ workshop with Zoe from Topshop’s Inside-Out blog and Susie Lau.  It was manic at Topshop – obviously, it being a Saturday afternoon n all.  But it was a good talk and very interesting to see ‘backstage’ at Topshop HQ!

Later, I went along to Carlotta Gherzi for Sado, which was surprisingly girlie and summery for an AW collection, and then to Olivia Rubin which took place at Jalouse, a club a stone’s throw from Vogue House.  I am absolutely in love with this collection and hope to get some images to upload here…

P.S. Sorry for no outfit posts – it’s actually been near impossible to meet up with Alessandro so far.  That’s LFW I’m afraid!

That 70’s Show: SS11 Trend Report

Don’t you just love it when the fashion planets align and your personal style inspiration becomes the must-have look?  Well, SS11 is my season: a 1970’s revival in all its glory.

Getting Shirty
There’s nothing more au courant than a shirt.  At Proenza Schoulder oversized blouses paired with low-slung flares injected a heady rock vibe.  Meanwhile the Mulleavy sisters, aka Rodarte presented a thoroughly modern incarnation of both the 70’s and the shirt.  Cropped, cut-out and high-necked.  Take note.

Colour Pop

Delicious colour blocking and psychedelic clashing certainly pack a punch after AW10’s austere minimalism.  Violet and orange, fuchsia and lobster – it’s a veritable fashion feast.  Flying the flag for colour was Jil Sander but this trend is everywhere.  Quite possibly the juiciest trend of the season.

The Long and Short of It

What could be more summery than a diaphanous ankle-skimming dress?  Be it boho (epitomized by Girl of the Moment Freja’s opening look for Emilio Pucci) or elegant à la Lanvin, the maxi is here to stay.

Les Fleurs du mal
Ok, flower power isn’t new for Spring, but this season it’s got an edge.  Less girly, more womanly, floral is championed by the likes of bouquet master Erdem, London designer Charles Anastase and my personal fave Dries Van Noten, whose painterly fleurs fade into a chalky slither of white fabric.

White Out
Talking of which, a white out was seen on every catwalk from Alexander Wang in NYC to Charles Anastase in London to Dolce and Gabbana in Milan.  Crisp and cool, head-to-toe white is a surefire summer hit.

Studio 54
The spirit of Yves Saint Laurent lives on!  (Perhaps the rumours are true and his retrospective at Paris’s Petit Palais did inspire a whole host of designers this season…)  Channel your inner Bianca Jagger in daringly wide-legged trousers, white blazers and Gucci’s lamé separates.  It’s Saturday Night Fever for 2011.