A Blast from the Past
By Caitlin Brown
Bright colors, more comfortable silhouettes, and fun patterns to layer in are among the big fashion trends of spring, as is a nod to the past.
Designers are turning to the archives, albeit in a new, of-the-moment iteration that speaks to where we are now. Rather than just going back to the greatest hits of a decade, designers are tapping into the increasingly seasonless nature of fashion in the wake of (and still prevalent) uncertainty. Instead of focusing on newness, there’s a focus on the familiar.
This parallels the other big trend: coming-out-of the “Capsule Closet”. We delve into our closets, take stock of our shelves, pull out pieces we may have forgotten about, and give hidden gems a new life and new vibe when paired with new pieces.
Designers and civilians, like me, have changed perspective. We’re seeing fashion as something that should be timeless. An idea that worked once and jived before, can be reconfigured.
Start with a classic white shirt, a traditional trench, a roomy cardigan sweater, a boyfriend shirt and add in things happening now— a funky print, pastels, and new shoe and jean shapes— to make your look work for today.