Boohoo embrace the 70s with Kimonos and flares

When we look back at the summer of 2015 in fashion terms, we will remember it as the year the 70s had a revival. It has been virtually impossible to escape 70s style this season, almost all High street, online and designer brands have done their version of the fashion of the 1970s.  A decade that used to be considered one that style had forgotten, it is now seen as a era when new and vibrant designs by the likes of Zandra Rhodes, Bill Gibb, Halston and Betsey Johnson all contributed to a really exciting time in fashion.

This post is contributing on two key items that have been style staples this season. The kimono jacket was a big story in the 1970s as Japanese designers like Kawakubo and Yamamoto emerged onto the international scene. Oriental prints were popular, and the wide sleeves and obi tie belts of the traditional Japanese costume became key fashion statements, something that is still the case in 2015.

1970s Kimono style and Japanese fashion Influence

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Marie Helvin in Vogue in Yamamoto

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Boohoo Kimono Style

Eloise Scarf Print Long Kimono Product code: azz01031 £18.00 click to visit BOOHOO

Eloise Scarf Print Long Kimono
Product code: azz01031
£18.00
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Naomi Floral Kimono £15 click to visit Boohoo

Naomi Floral Kimono
£15 click to visit Boohoo

Scarlett Zig Zag Print Crochet Trim Kimono £18 click to visit Boohoo

Scarlett Zig Zag Print Crochet Trim Kimono
£18 click to visit Boohoo

Kelly Crop Tassl Paisley Kimono Product code: azz20506 £18.00 click to visit Boohoo

Kelly Crop Tassl Paisley Kimono
Product code: azz20506
£18.00
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Boohoo Catlin Maxi Lace Kimono £18 click to visit Boohoo

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Catlin Maxi Lace Kimono £18 click to visit Boohoo

Boohoo Skye Printed Kimono With Fringing £18 click to visit Boohoo

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Skye Printed Kimono With Fringing £18 click to visit Boohoo

 

Just add flares…

Flares are cool once again, and look great teamed with a vest and kimono jacket. Jeans are a staple, but you can also add fabric options for a holiday look that looks great with wedges, cork heels and clog style sandals.

Saffron Flared Trouser £15 click to visit Boohoo

Saffron Flared Trouser £15 click to visit Boohoo

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Hilary Blue Floral Wide Leg Trousers £20 click to visit Boohoo

Boohoo Blue Jennie High Waisted Skinny Flare Jeans £20 click to visit Boohoo

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Jennie High Waisted Skinny Flare Jeans £20 click to visit Boohoo

Boohoo Blue Hetty High Waisted Skinny Flare Jeans £15 click to visit Boohoo

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Hetty High Waisted Skinny Flare Jeans £15 click to visit Boohoo

To view all the fabulous Kimonos at Boohoo, click here.

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Bianca Jagger’s 70s style with Boohoo

If I had to choose my favourite style decade, I would probably choose the 1970s. I am a child of the 1970s (born in June 1974, when The Rubettes were number one with Sugar Baby Love – totally love that song!) and love all the styles of that decade, from Glam Rock to Punk. But the trend I love most from that decade has to be the ultra glamorous, Halston dominated, Studio 54 era.

Studio 54 was the domain of the beautiful people of the 1970s. From Margeaux Hemingway, to David Bowie, via Andy Warhol, Rudolph Nureyev and Liza Minnelli, all the biggest stars flocked to the decadent, disco-era nightclub in New York. But in terms of sheer beauty and trendsetting elegance, the Queen of Studio 54 was Bianca Jagger. And it is her style that we are looking to as we approach Christmas this year, with Boohoo.com channeling the draping, sequins and fluid satin looks of the late 1970s.

Check out some of Bianca’s most iconic looks below, and then enjoy the disco tinged pieces I have selected from Boohoo’s latest range.

Bianca Style

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Bianca’s Studio 54 style at Boohoo

Rylee All Over Sequin Wide Leg Trousers Product code: azz21622 £25.00 click to visit Boohoo

Rylee All Over Sequin Wide Leg Trousers
Product code: azz21622
£25.00 click to visit Boohoo

Hayden Bandeau Sequin Maxi Dress Product code: azz20125 £35.00 click to visit Boohoo

Hayden Bandeau Sequin Maxi Dress
Product code: azz20125
£35.00 click to visit Boohoo

Esme Sequiin Long Sleeve Plunge Neck Jumpsuit Product code: azz21723 £30.00 click to visit Boohoo

Esme Sequiin Long Sleeve Plunge Neck Jumpsuit
Product code: azz21723
£30.00 click to visit Boohoo

Arabella Silky Draped Dress Product code: azz20969 £25.00  click to visit Boohoo

Arabella Silky Draped Dress
Product code: azz20969
£25.00
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Dixie Woven Wrap Front Sequin Maxi Dress Product code: azz19852 £40.00 click to visit Boohoo

Dixie Woven Wrap Front Sequin Maxi Dress
Product code: azz19852
£40.00
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Leigh Satin Strappy Back Wrap Over Jumpsuit Product code: azz21720 £25.00 click to visit Boohoo

Leigh Satin Strappy Back Wrap Over Jumpsuit
Product code: azz21720
£25.00
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Maisie Sequin Trim Sleeve Silky Top Product code: azz20643 £20.00 click to visit Boohoo

Maisie Sequin Trim Sleeve Silky Top
Product code: azz20643
£20.00
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Cally Glitter Pointed Court Heels Product code: azz20914 £30.00 click to visit Boohoo

Cally Glitter Pointed Court Heels
Product code: azz20914
£30.00
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Aisha Plunge Full Skater Dress Product code: azz18031 £20.00 click to visit Boohoo

Aisha Plunge Full Skater Dress
Product code: azz18031
£20.00
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Kylie Sexy Sequin Strappy Midi Dress Product code: azz21892 £30.00 click to visit Boohoo

Kylie Sexy Sequin Strappy Midi Dress
Product code: azz21892
£30.00
click to visit Boohoo

Gabrielle All Over Sequin Cowl Back Long Sleeve Top Product code: azz20651 £25.00 click to visit Boohoo

Gabrielle All Over Sequin Cowl Back Long Sleeve Top
Product code: azz20651
£25.00
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Sophie Metallic Plunge Maxi Dress Product code: azz23559 £18.00 click to visit Boohoo

Sophie Metallic Plunge Maxi Dress
Product code: azz23559
£18.00
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Boutique Anna All Over Sequin Wrap Jumpsuit Product code: azz22368 £30.00 click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Anna All Over Sequin Wrap Jumpsuit
Product code: azz22368
£30.00 click to visit Boohoo



 

Ossie Clark being relaunched by Debenhams – super exciting

If you think of a designer who epitomised the late 1960s/early 197os, the name that probably springs to mind is Ossie Clark. The flamboyant designer created a wealth of beautiful, floaty garments that featured the glorious prints of his wife, Celia Birtwell. These were the clothing of choice for all who were famous, beautiful and beloved of the generation. Bianca Jagger wore an Ossie Clark design for her 1971 wedding to Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenburg. Marianne Faithfull, Ali McGraw, Angelica Huston, Twiggy and Mick Jagger himself all shone in Ossie’s designs, which were characterised by beautiful prints, fluid movement and those long sweeping sleeves.

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Amanda Lear in Ossie Clark

Marianne Faithfull in Ossie Clark 1973

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Ossie Clark died in 1996, murdered by his ex-lover at the tragically young age of 56, but the Ossie Clark legacy has long lived on. Many designers have been influenced by the shapes and prints, including Matthew Williamson, who boho creations certainly have echoes of Ossie Clark in his heyday. And with maxi dresses and jumpsuits now an integral part of our wardrobes, there has never been a better time for a relaunch for Ossie Clark, and Debenhams is doing just that.

Nicholas Georgiou, a graduate of Saint Martins, will oversee the creative direction, which will look to the Ossie Clark archives in order to revive classic designs and re-imagine the prints in new settings.  Retail prices for the collection will range from £49 to £189, and will be available in 45 Debenhams stores across the country, and online from February.

One of the new designs on display at the Debenhams Press day

I was lucky enough to have had a chance to view a few of the designs during the Debenhams Spring/Summer press day. I was impressed with the element of fun that was visible in the clothing. The prints having a definite retro feel, but the clothing feeling modern none the less. Ossie’s original designs are now highly sort after and sell for huge prices, so this is a nice way to tap into the Ossie Clark look without having to re-mortgage your house.

 

One of the new designs for Debenhams