Friday, April 4, 2008

Vintage Inspiration

It is common for designers to turn to the signature looks of past decades for inspiration, and for the past few seasons designerss leaned heavily toward the aesthetic of the 60’s mod, and even 50’s beatnik (think Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face) Designers are now moving away from baby doll dresses, and streamlined shapes (like leggings). The spring and summer collections for this season have brought about a refreshing change. The styles this season are focusing on creating either structured or billowy shapes that show off the waist. Much like the looks of the 70’s, and 40’s. On the spring runway at the Miu Miu show you saw very tailored waist conscious dresses that reflect 40's glam with a futuristic appeal, much like the outfits Sean Young wore in Bladerunner. Other designers have created a softer look with flowing billowy fabrics ( nipped in at the waist), much like the styles of the 70's. Designers that have done this this season are Chloe, Diane Von Furstenberg ( of course), and 3.1 Philip Lim.


The predominant trend for spring, is the high waist. In particular high waisted shorts and jeans. One line that draws from vintage inspiration for their denim is 18th Amendment. With jean styles named after classic icons such as Lauren Bacall, Joan Crawford, and Bette Davis, they give every gal a chance to be in the fashion spotlight.





!8th Amendement Jeans Can Be found at Drift Denim in Old Oakland!
at 815 Washington Street.

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