The retro revival is upon us. Along with warm, rustic palettes and soft, flowing shapes that evoke a sense of seventies bohemia, one of the key features of fashion’s new mood is its penchant for vintage prints. From free-spirited florals to luxe woven jacquards, here are the three retro prints that you’ll be wearing throughout AW18…
1. Seventies Florals
This season, it’s time to rethink the floral print. Bold graphic blooms and the ditsy designs of the summer months have given way to something that feels a little mellower and more in line with our seventies state of mind. Found on wind-blown dresses and button-up midi skirts, the nostalgic interpretation of the trend sees paisley florals in rust orange and teal set against inky backdrops, creating impactful yet easy-to-style pieces to wear all season.
2. Vintage Jacquard
Decadent and alluring, jacquard is one of the re-emerging trends of AW18. Usually associated with evening ensembles, the rich, woven fabric has now extended its wearability into daylight hours – and it’s all thanks to this season’s hero coat. Crafted with dusky blue and rose gold florals, this coveted cover-up will work just as well for the office as it will for after-dark invites.
3. Retro Spots
While the polka dots of season past still retain their relevance in our wardrobe, AW18’s iteration of the perennial print comes across somewhat more undone. Patchwork motifs and paintbrush spots in the key colours of autumn are here to take the place of uniform patterns and monochromatic colour palettes – look out for them on pussy-blow blouses and midi dresses to take you from nine till nine.