Fashion in The 1970s

Author(s): Daniel Milford-Cottam

Fashion Design

The 1970s was a decade of style contrasts. More so than in any other decade, every extreme of fashion was met by an equally trendy opposite reaction. Ankle-length maxi skirts vied for attention with super-short hot-pants. Outfits in vibrant prints and obviously man-made fabrics contrasted with subtly-coloured ensembles in wool jerseys and silky crepes. Delicate floral cottons, hand-knits and hand-tooled leather came up against boldly synthetic and plastic looks perched atop platform shoes - for men and women alike. More so than at any other time, fashion looked backwards in order to dress the future, with quirkily ironic retro looks, while alternative street-style movements such as Punk used appearance to startle and challenge the establishment.

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  • : 9781784423049
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Osprey Publishing
  • : October 2018
  • : --- length: - '8.27' width: - '5.87' units: - Inches
  • : books

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  • : Daniel Milford-Cottam
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 391.0094109047
  • : 64