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Retro Flourish

Retro style doesn’t have to be old-fashioned – sometimes a nod to a different era can propel a design into unexplored territory. See how contemporary designers reference ages through style.

Victoriana

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Lanvin Embellished duchesse-satin maxi skirt £1,870

http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/504443/Lanvin/embellished-duchesse-satin-maxi-skirt

Evoke a bygone era with this voluminous satin maxi-skirt. Pair with dramatic yet directional earrings and a simple silk camisole for romance with an edge.
1940s
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Christopher Kane Silk-chiffon blouse £495
Christopher Kane Chiffon-paneled satin skirt £995
The master of the sharpest design surprises with a sweet blouse and skirt combo that could complement even Katherine Hepburn with its patrician grace.

1950s

Miu Miu Reversible shearling coat £5,235
Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-plated faux pearl ring £65
Luxuriate in the role of 1960s sex kitten with a decadent candy-coloured shearling coat – perfect matched with a figure-hugging jumper dress, minxish heels and a pearl ring.
1960s
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Acne Studios Silk-blend organza mini dress £950
Directional structuring creates a stunning take on the A-line dress. Wear with dinky flats and the oversized Celine earrings from above for a truly hip update on Edie Sedgwick’s “Factory Girl” style.
 1970s

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Alexander McQueen Crepe jacket £2,075

Acne Studios Luisa I shiny grass green trousers £1600
Finds + Catherine Prevost 18-karat gold nugget ring
The crepe jacket has padded shoulders and fierce tailoring for a 1970s-by-way-of-1930s look. Combine with a neutral chiffon blouse, Acne’s vibrant flares and sharp mules for a daytime look worthy of Anita Pallenburg herself. The organic, mineral shape of the ring adds a hippy touch.
1980s
Asymmetric leather skirt £1,215

Ippolita Gelato 18-karat gold, topaz and diamond ring£3,200

A metallic vest crafted to look like chainmail, worn with a white vest, asymmetric leather and a delicate ring and necklace is an instant update on Sloaney 1980s glamour.
1990s
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Alexander McQueen Metallic jacquard mini dress£3,165
Miu Miu Bow-embellished leather and patent-leather mules £515
All the anarchic, playful spice of the 1990s are conjured by this striking dress and the flirtatious shoes.
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London Fashion Week Round-up

Here’s the best of London Fashion Week’s autumn/winter 2015 looks.

 

As usual, Christopher Kane produced the most interesting looks with an expansive collection of electric iridescents. Stand outs are the uncompromising colours of the blue and purple dresses, and the whimsy of the lacy black and white number.

 

Jonathan Saunders went for full-on 70s revival with loud prints and chunky sunnies.

 

Topshop Unique also went for a 70s feel – although less garishly so – with fur coats and Japanese inspired prints.

 

Giles featured unabashed theatricality and kingfishers.

Gareth Pugh

Gareth Pugh’s collection was scary mash-up of influences – Boudicca and England football fans.

Silbling

Sibling dabbled in tangerine latex.

fyodor golan

Fyodor Golan felt rainbow unicorns.

Erdem

Erdem’s take on sheeny boho.

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Alexa Chung in JW Anderson.

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Burberry’s gigantic fringed suede cape.

 

Matthew Williamson provided ravishing prints.

This was fun, let’s do it all again in six months.

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