NYFW: Mid-20th Century Styling
Retro mid-20th century styling is emerging as a key direction from New York Fashion Week, with influential shows by Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler and Michael Kors leading the way.
With the 70s continuing to dominate the catwalks – a key trend from the Spring/Summer 2015 shows – the 30s and 40s offer a refreshing new direction.
Heritage Fabrications: Traditional estate tweeds and worsted wools are applied to Oxford bags and louche, mannish silhouettes at Michael Kors, while bouclé and textural weaves updated coats and suitings.
Waist Emphasis: Oversized obi-style belts were a signature detail from the Proenza Schouler runway, while Marc Jacobs’ reinterpretation of the bar suit – pioneered in Christian Dior’s 1947 ‘ New Look’ collection – also puts the waist firmly back on the fashion map.
Fur Detailing: Applied to collars and sleeves, tipped long fur adds to the retro feel of the collections and updates knitwear and tailoring.