Today is the day of the good old stuff – in our opinion, these five trend pieces are #oldbutgold.
By looking at the last year’s fashion, something becomes clear: it can’t go any wilder. We’ve been overwhelmed with ruffles and velvet first, then saw corduroy and checks. Eventually, athleisure wear was proclaimed the hottest shit ever. In a nutshell: there was nothing that did not exist in 2017. We’re fed up! This sensory overload evoked our desire for past decades’ major fashion trends. On top of shaping their time, they lasted longer than the normal period of a few months. Based on our love for old treasures you’ll find a list of our top 5 trends of the past that we wish back to the full extent in 2018.
Das Chainmail Dress
Fashion designer Paco Rabanne is the mastermind behind the dress’ prototype. The models Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss wore the first dresses realized. In 2002, with Paris Hilton wearing a chainmail dress at her birthday party, the dress became a fashion legend. After a few revivals every so often we’d love the coat of mail trend to stay for a while. Because in our opinion, nothing looks as hot and sexy like the shimmering metal weave on naked skin. Backless and with an adhesive bra you’re well prepared for the next party night and the morning after!
Das Shift Dress
Oh, hello the 60s! On top of being casual and comfortable, the shift dress combines functionality with that certain sense of style. The simple dress celebrated its breakthrough in the swinging sixties: its casual silhouette, loud colours and wild patterns preserved the spirit of that time – the optimism of a new era. In contradistinction to the uncomfortable bodice fashion of the narrow-minded 50s, these new dresses allowed for moving, dancing and feeling free. The zest of life became a daily companion.
The Skirt Suit
The coordinated combination of a jacket and a skirt is the stylish counterpart of the men’s suit. The two-piece was seen in Great Britain first. Later, working women above all wore this combination as a type of uniform. Strict business attire… as if! Clueless!, the iconic movie of the 90s, proved the opposite: Cher, played by Alicia Silverstone, pulls out all the stops and shows that a skirt suit qualifies as an it-piece in your wardrobe.
The Stand-Up Collar
In her movies, Audrey Hepburn used to wear jackets, coats and dresses carrying the so-called stand-up collar. Quite fast, this collar type turned into a fashion hype. Today, we only see it occasionally. Collar types like the lapel or the Peter Pan collar have pushed the old treasure to the back of our minds. Such a shame! We love it so much because the traditional stand-up collar is elegant by nature. Compared with a turtleneck, which sits tight, our beloved collar ensures a similar look yet provides more latitude.
Hats have become rare in the streets these days. We might wear the obligatory raffia sun hat during the holidays but otherwise? The 40s and 50s mark the hats’ golden age. Christian Dior was one of the designers who created fanciful hat styles in different colours and shapes. In the heyday of hat-culture, the guiding principle for women and men was: “Never well-dressed without a hat”. That’s how we feel!
Translation: Danielle De Bie