According to Lady Gaga, there’s a theory that nostalgia’s for geeks, which would make me quite the nerd. But judging by the amount of retro-inspired looks that sauntered down the runway at New York Fashion Week, it looks like the fashion world is still having a love affair with the 1940s and ‘50s.
I’ve compiled a gathering of some of my favourite retro-inspired looks from New York Fashion Week that have me dreaming of Spring.
What are some of your favourite looks?
This was without a doubt one of my favourite collections. My highlights included a gathered lapel jacket paired with a pencil skirt in matching houndstooth, tea dresses in sweet – but not cutesy – botanical and polka dot prints and a lime green dress embellished with white flowers and lace trim.
Inspired by European travels, the Kate Spade Spring 2014 collection evoked the gardens of Giverny, the wrought-iron gates of Paris and the citrus fruits of Capri. This collection had me dreaming of my own Parisian or Roman holiday.
The hourglass figure was celebrated by Milly this season with high-waisted wiggle skirts dominating the runway. Also taking centre stage were neons, multicolour parrot prints and wicked cat eye frames.
Prabal Gurung’s muse this season was none other than Marilyn Monroe. Looks like we have something in common. Gurung found inspiration from Monroe’s last sitting with Bert Stern and punched it up with his own modern take. Wiggle dresses, opera coats and narrow pencil skirts – topped off with graphic cat eye shades – appeared in pastels, acid brights and even PVC.
– Jodi Goulart
All images from Style.com