Although 2021 is now underway, hypotheses continue to emerge on the trends that will occur in the months to come, mostly because of spring-summer. In this sense, the brands’ main ideas come straight from the seventies: One of the most eventful periods in music, art, and costume. Actors first adopted the new trends, rock stars, and various and possible celebrities, later fixing them in the collective imagination from which they return to appear cyclically.
COLORED LENSES: The eyewear lenses of the near future are tinged with more or less intense colors. A typical feature of those square and voluminous sunglasses which, in the 1970s, were at their peak. They were routinely sported by the likes of David Bowie, Elton John, or Jackie Kennedy. Today it is not unusual to see them sported by models like Bella Hadid or Jennifer Aniston.
EXAGGERATED COLLARS: Another detail that instantly refers to the 70s is the collar with an imposing profile, with the tips well extended, in a word exaggerated. Today collars are offered in different versions and do not stop only at jackets but also with shirts and blouses.
TROUSERS TAILLEUR: The 70s have cleared the trouser suit once and for all. Monochrome and with a square cut, ideal for looking tidy and elegant with minimal effort. Show off to time by celebrities such as Diane Keaton and Bianca Jagger. Jacket and trouser suits with mannish notes are now featured in the collections of brands such as Paul Smith, Olivier Theyskens, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Altuzarra, and Jil Sander.
BRA COME TOP: Bra as a top is also confirmed in 2021 as one of the most relevant proposals. A success was inaugurated with Katie Holmes in 2019 when she was paparazzi in New York with a cashmere bra coordinated with the cardigan. Those wishing to follow the trend will be spoiled for choice, ranging from versions by Jacquemus, Acne Studios, Brandon Maxwell, and others.
PRINTS: The profusion of prints indeed represents a specificity of the 70s. Imaginative scattered from top to bottom on suits, dresses, jackets, skirts, and other items, most of the time poised between eccentricity and visual overload. A similar florilege of motifs and decorations recently spilled over onto Collina Strada’s catwalks, Saint Laurent, Halpern, Versace, and Tom Ford. Or in the male ones of Raf Simons, Celine, JW Anderson, and Etro.
SILHOUETTE SCAMPANATE: It’s almost impossible, speaking of 70s clothing and not to mention the flared trousers that defined the silhouette of the entire decade and John Travolta, aka Tony Manero. You can see the trend in the Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Ami, Lanvin, Victoria Beckham, and Off-White lookbooks in the modern atmosphere.