Fall 2010 seems to be the season of vintage. Fashionistas in the San Francisco Bay Area are seeing trends from the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s and the return of 90’s Minimalism. This is welcome news for Fashionistas who enjoy vintage looks from multiple decades. it is also an opportunity for Fashionistas to mix and match decades in order to create their own, personal vintage look that is modern and up-to-date.
While designers such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton sent models down the runways wearing long, full skirts reminiscent of the 1950’s, other designers dared to raise hemlines to heights seem earlier in this decade with a strong shag-a-li-tious vibe. Miu Miu created a long sleeved yellow mini-dress with a bow at the neck and flowers at the hemline. This is a sweet yet bold style that will mix well with the bow tie pumps of the season. Miu Miu also sent a purple, sleeveless version with a flippy hemline down the runway with a bow at the neck and chunky details across the chest. David Meister is showing a simple sheath dress that became a classic after the 1960’s ended. Diane Von Furstenberg is also showing a long sleeved mini-dress that may just remind you of a time gone by. Nicole Miller has an affordable version with an abstract print and long sleeves. Rochas is showing the day suit, which has not seen the light of day since the whole lot of them were sent to vintage shops in 1969. The jacquard print pull-over tunic and matching flare pants will put you right back in “I Dream of Jeannie.” Cat eye sunglasses are also making a comeback through Prada and Oliver Peoples.
The 1960’s trend is being shown with the Lady Bag from the 1950’s. This is a nice mix of bold sixties flair with proper fifties structure. The shoes being shown with the 1960’s look are all across the board. We are seeing square toes from Prada, pointy toes with bow details and Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes.
This is the perfect trend for scouring vintage shops and shopping your closet, mother’s closet and grandmother’s closet. The 1960’s trend can be mixed with the 1950’s trend for a personal, vintage look. It can also be mixed with dark colors and vampy make-up for a Twilight, vampire look. Happy shopping and stay fabulous.
Circa 1965. Sheath Dress with pointy toe pumps.
Photo Credit: Todd Ehlers
License: Creative Commons