Fashion has a habit of looking forward and backwards, and sometime's both at the same time. This seasons fashion throwback to the seventies, is all about the good to emerge from what is sometimes seen in history, as a time of of austerity and discontentment.
They say the cultural life of people changed more during the seventies than any other post war decade. The first color televisions had just started to emerge, there was no email in regular use, and certainly no mobile phones.
My own very happy memories of the 1970's are of chopper bikes, cassette recorders, space hoppers, and a Mum with a swanky hostess trolley, and a Dad with a Ford Capri. A bottle of Blue Nun in the fridge, for when my parents had friends round to an Abigails Party style dinner (an iconic TV drama of 70's life and style) serving prawn cocktails, profiteroles and black forest gateau.
There were twenty shillings in a pound, and I had a girl crushes on Ali MacGraw and Bianca Jagger.
The seventies wasn't a time that fashion forgot, it was unique, with designers such as Thea Porter, Bill Gibb, Halston and Biba, giving us flares, fringing and flowing bohemian kaftans, and maxi dresses.
This seasons rebooted twist on the seventies, has a big hint of nostalgia about it, but somehow as fashion does, it has reworked itself to become as fresh and exciting as the original.....
ALBERTA FERRETTI SS15