Vintage Influences at NYFW 2017

Some trends never go out of style.

By Samantha Klaassen

Fashion week introduces us to what’s coming up in fashion, but some of these trends are no novel concept. History serves as inspiration to even the most forward-thinking designers.

The Sixties

Raf Simons used prints by Andy Warhol to channel the pop art movement in Calvin Klein’s Spring 2018 collection. Western wear, structured jackets, and coordinates completed this throwback to the 1960s.

The Seventies

From floral prints and puffy sleeves to ruffles galore, the 70s were a clear influence at Cushnie et Ochs. The laid-back, earthy vibes of the decade were represented through subtle makeup and loose fabric.

The Eighties

The bright colors and bold silhouettes at Christian Siriano were a nod to the 1980s. The daring Spring collection was even completed with Twiggy-inspired lashes.

The Nineties

Jeremy Scott has solidified the 90s redux we’ve seen coming for a while now. There was no shortage of graphic tees, mesh, lace-up thigh highs, crop tops, camo, and rhinestones at his 20th anniversary show.

The Aughts

Tom Ford channeled his Gucci days (he served as creative director from 1994-2004), showcasing pieces—such as one-button blazers and rolled-hem shorts—that are reminiscent of the new millennium. Even the eveningwear featured ruched gowns similar to those from Ford’s last fall collection for Gucci.

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