I’m always interested in seeing how designers reach back to the past for design ideas for their current collections. Of course, this has been going on for decades. Recently I’ve seen 1980s inspired trends, which originally were influenced by the 1950s, 70s inspired trends that were originally influenced by the 1930s and 40s, and now I’m seeing Victorian trends that were also popular in the late 60s.
For a while now designers have been enamoured with the styles of the 60s and 70s. So recently I was poking around on the internet to see what the fashion powers that be were showing for spring 2016. And I noticed some some distinct similarities to the fashions shown in my March issue of Vogue 1969. It’s fun reading a magazine from a specific month and year, then spotting the trends in their current iterations. Sort of a little fashion snapshot in time that can be used as a reference point if you wear vintage clothing and also want to be on trend. Also, comparing the latest trends to similar from the past often offers new styling ideas.
The slideshow below shows 6 runway trends for spring 2016, examples of how designers then and now created, and then recreated, these looks!
Which trend would you most likely incorporate into your spring wardrobe?