Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A ‘Retro-spective’ of Spring Fashion Weeks [ModLife]

A ‘Retro-spective’ of Spring Fashion Weeks: "

YSL S/S 2011Photo: A belted fur jacket photo via Agent Lee (left), and YSL S/S ’11 via Style.com

New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks went by as quickly as they came, and while we’re still frantically clicking through slideshows, deciding on our ultimate picks, a few noteworthy designs have caught our eye for their appealing vintage feel. Take a look at some of our favorite retro-inspired ensembles, and let us know what you think of the comparisons in the comments below!

paul smithPhoto: A photograph by Ken Russell (left), and Paul Smith S/S ’11 via Style.com.

Paul Smith evoked the menswear-inspired styles of the Teddy Girls of the 1950s, as captured in this photograph by Ken Russell. Add a touch of the masculine to your looks with the Got Your Back Blazer or the Continental Cool Blazer!

Jonathan SaundersPhoto: Claire McCardell designs from 1949 via Flickr (left), and Jonathan Saunders S/S ’11 via Style.com.

Jonathan Saunders found inspiration in the vintage sportswear designs of Claire McCardell from the ’40s and ’50s. For your own sporty vintage look, try the Aerial Ribbon Skirt or the Blue Moon Skirt.

Prada S/S 2011Photo: Oversized sunglasses via Agent Lee (left), and Prada S/S ’11 via Style.com.

Prada‘s rounded sunnies were reminiscent of the oversized styles popular throughout the 1970s. For an equally eye-catching accessory, try the Jackie Oval Sunglasses or The Imagine Sunglasses on for size!

YSL S/S 2011Photo: Agent Lee (left), and YSL S/S ’11 via Style.com.

The Yves Saint Laurent collection was replete with vintage-inspired glamor, but Stefano Pilati’s update on structured ruffles in a dazzling formal gown was particularly inspiring, in a ’40s high society kind of way. Searching for a formal frock that’s ruffled and ravishing? The Water Nymph Dress certainly makes an entrance.

Anna Sui S/S 2011 runwayPhoto: Agent Lee (left), and Anna Sui S/S ’11 via Style.com.

Anna Sui‘s retro-fueled collection should come as no surprise. Time after time, Sui finds fresh and innovative ways to incorporate vintage style into her modern designs. Channel your inner diva with a vintage-inspired lace dress, like the Sugar and Nice Dress!


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