One of the biggest trends to hit the catwalks for Spring / Summer 2015 was the oh-so-retro Seventies Revival. With stand out looks from Gucci, Saint Laurent and Tommy Hilfiger of flower power, denim flares and tie-dye bohemian maxi dresses, the decade that style forgot has truly made a come back.
The 1970s was a time of chaos and revolution and whilst day to day life was a struggle, with a recession hitting most industrialised countries, the nights were full of glamour with dancing your troubles away in nighclubs and discos. This sort of culture was perfect for breeding creativity and that’s why so many experimental fashion trends occurred during this time. Therefore, when the designers of today took their inspiration from a decade of such vibrancy the result is so incredibly varied, yet, we can all recognise those tell-tale elements.
And in true Fox and Rose style we have a great selection of lingerie that will help you get all nostalgic about those creative days of the grooviest decade in history. We just know you’ll so be far out in your Seventies inspired pieces that you’ll want to throw on a low-cut lurex dress and boogie the night away.
Seventies Revival: Fringing
One trend that appeared in many catwalk shows this season was fringing which, in the 70s, came from a Native American influence. Stars like Cher, who is part Cherokee, helped to make this style the height of fashion.
The Damaris Vegas V-Bra is gorgeously naughty and perfect for a decade of free love. With its sheer silk tulle, plunging V neckline and eye-catching fringing it is the perfect mixture of glamour and sex-appeal. Team with the Vegas Suspender for a shimmering seductive set.
Seventies Revival: Flower Power
Flower power was a slogan used by the hippies of the late 60s and early 70s. Born out of opposition to the Vietnam War, the flower children, who embraced this symbol by wearing flowers in their hair and embroidering them on their clothes, used peaceful and non-violent protests to get their point across.
Stella McCartney’s Laura Pottering Bustier and Brief encapsulates the flower power style with a serene daisy and poppy design printed on a vibrant blue silk . With its padded, silk lined cups and its longline shape this bustier helps to give you a full and voluptuous bust shape.
Seventies Revival: Lace
Lace, crochet and macrame were all part of the hippie culture. A big part of their ethos was to oppose mass production and so chose to create their own clothing. Learning the skills of their ancestors and putting their own unique spin on it allowed them to come up with their own lace work styles.
Shell Belle Couture is known for its intricate vintage style lace fabrics and the Tease Bra and Suspender Brief both use one of the most beautiful laces to appear in lingerie. The briefs are made entirely of pink or black lace, whilst the bra is trimmed with sumptuous silk, and both feature delicate strapping.
Seventies Revival: The Twenties
Two big films of the 1970s were The Great Gatsby, starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, and Bonnie & Clyde, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, both set during the Art Deco years. These lead to a surge in 1920s inspired fashions and detailing.
The Brigitte Fan Lace Corsolette by Playful Promises features Art Deco style detailing that has a real retro flavour about it and could’ve easily been produced during the seventies. Team it with the Brigitte Fan Lace Brief or Thong for a true retro glamour look.
Seventies Revival: Earthy Colours
At a time when the industrial world was in turmoil many looked to Mother Nature for guidance and so a trend of earthy colours arose during this decade. Deep hues of burgundy, brown and green were teamed with brighter shades of orange and yellow.
The Minnie Sipping collection by Stella McCartney is produced in 2015’s hottest colour Marsala which is a beautiful earthy red tone that lends itself well to this trend. Available in a Plunge Bra, Suspender Belt, Bikini Brief and Thong.
Seventies Revival: Bohemian
Floaty fabrics, maxi dresses and kaftans all represent the spiritual Bohemian style that evolved from the hippies of the late 60s. Taking inspiration from the eco warriors and peaceful protestors, Bohemians loved to wear flowers in their hair and long, loose-fitting diaphanous clothing.
The Clementine Long Kimono by Shell Belle Couture optimises the look of the Bohemian. With its several metres of flowing luxurious fine silk that hang lightly from your body, you can just imagine dancing through fields of daisies embracing nature around you.
Seventies Revival: Clashing Colours
The Seventies was a decade that loved bright clashing colours and often used these in tie-dying and psychedelic prints. Orange, pink and yellow or purple, green and red appeared within many drug-inspired swirling designs.
The Persephone Lace ‘V’ Bra by Damaris is a great example of two clashing colours that you wouldn’t normally put together. Its electric shades of purple lace and pink silk create a truly dynamic combination. Team with the Persephone Peep Bottom Knicker for an amazingly vivid and enticing set.
So will you be embracing the Seventies look? Which trend is your favourite?