Designer Fashion – Back to the Future

August 13, 2007

Designer Fashion Back to the Future
Everybody who’s anybody in the fashion industry has been talking about the overwhelming interest in retro styles this year. This fall, we can expect to see many trends from previous decades come back into style, with a vengeance. For some reason, (this year especially) consumers have shown more interest in past styles than they do for new, innovative styles created by the designers themselves.
For the most part, the popular styles expected for fall are synonymous with those of the 1970’s and 1980’s. There are mixed opinions regarding the recent interest in these styles; some people love the retro look and others detest it. For those of you who are unaware of the styles I’m referring to, take a look below:

  1. Skinny Jeans Skinny jeans, you know the ones your mom still loves to wear the ones you’ve been begging her for the past 10 years to get rid of? Well, they’re officially back in style. The tighter the bottom, the better the look and they can be paired with just about anything. Long shirts that fall just below the bottom of your behind seem to be the ideal match to skinny jeans. Likewise, celebrities like Sienna Miller and Jessica Alba have shown significant interest in the skinny jeans with knee-high boots overtop look, which consumers have grown to love as well.
  2. Headbands, Bandanas and Other Retro Accessories Thick headbands, patterned bandanas and knee-high socks are the accessories of the fall. Think Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn if you’re having a hard time envisioning the trend. Or, for those of you who can better relate to today’s celebrities, think Nicole Richie and Jessica Simpson. Headbands are far more popular than most of the other accessories and could become the single biggest trend of the year.
  3. Leggings One trend I never thought would come back into style is leggings, but clearly I was wrong. Legging, also known as tights or spandex, have re-appeared on the fashion scene and have become focal points in many of the designer collections this year. Originally, leggings were worn under skirts, capris and even shorts but Hollywood has made of trend of wearing leggings on their own. Lindsay Lohan and Mary-Kate Olsen are prime examples of celebrities who have participated in this trend.

I think it’s safe to say that some trends will never go out of style. They may disappear for a short period of time, but they’ll be back eventually. So don’t throw away your tasseled t-shirt and bell-bottom pants by 2015, you’ll be wishing you kept them.

About the author:  Written by Angela Ayles, editor of Think Fashion, an interactive website focusing on the latest trends in men’s and women’s designer clothing as well as emerging styles in the world of fashion.

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One Response to “Designer Fashion – Back to the Future”


  1. I personally love retro anything including retro fashion. Thanks for the post.


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