- Lifestyle & Sports
- 30 Aug 16
The back-to-school season is upon us, and as you return to the classroom, lecture hall or routine, this season’s trends are all about that ‘70s collegiate look.
After gracing the catwalks last year, the ‘70s are proving a goldmine of inspiration for designers – but this year there’s more of an emphasis on playful layering, contrasting fabrics and tailored shapes.
Christian Siriano combined geometric graphics in his beautifully structured wide-leg pantsuits, where his bold patterned blazers were perfectly nipped at the waist to balance the volume of the trousers. Pantsuits are a great option for those looking for versatility, as they can be worn as a show-stopping ensemble, or the pieces can be mixed and matched with your existing wardrobe. Elie Saab was all about contrasting fabrics as well as an unwavering emphasis on femininity; combining complementary tones of dusty rose in outfits that included suede mini-skirts, chiffon gypsy blouses and fur gilets. Meanwhile, Emilio Pucci added some glamour, combining marvellously bold fur jackets with rich dark velvet flares.
Statement coats and jackets were also a huge feature of the catwalks – and good thing too, given the charming unpredictability of Ireland’s weather. Jason Wu featured a lot of wide, mannish coats with slouchy shoulders and wide lapels, while Rosetta Getty and Altuzarra preferred midi and maxi-length coats, with trenches, dusters and military-inspired shapes proving popular.