Monday 18 December 2017

Aisling O'Connor: The cultural appetite for all things ‘20s and ‘30s was reflected on the the New York Fashion Week runways

Kelly Osbourne shares Badgley Mischka via iPhone
Kelly Osbourne shares Badgley Mischka via iPhone
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WE sat at our laptops or thumped our smart phones and tablets for up-to-date looks from fashion’s most metropolitan collections. So what is New York recommending for autumn/winter?

All-be-they wearable collections across the board; with an emphasis on patent leather and an always reliable palette of black, winter white, rich reds and gold; the beacon of American fashion took us in a time machine – The Fashion Nostalgia Express.

For the most part, if there was a dark and lush era, the designers showing at NYFW went there. There has been great interest culturally in all things retro of late. Just switch on your TV. The biggest shows in the past five years are odes to eras: the roaring twenties in Boardwalk Empire and the cultural and commercial upheaval of the early ‘60s on Mad Men. The world awaits Baz Luhrmann’s big sreen version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby with baited breath.

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