Why does fashion tend to repeat itself?
The shoulder pads of the 30s, the seventies bell boot, 80s glam rock, and the most pop accessories of the nineties combine the aesthetics of 2019.
The trend of fashion is to travel in time. The clothes that we use today go through a temporary eclecticism of times that many only knew in their childhood or youth (or through television series). Rehabilitating styles of the past is the general aesthetic line that for several years, fashionistas, icons, designers, television personalities and critics have been suggesting.
“One of the premises is that fashion is cyclical. The last silhouette in the world of fashion was invented in 1969, from there reinventions and reinterpretations have been made, and depending on the social context is that an aesthetic path is directed. At this moment there is a kind of nostalgia in front of the 90s and the 80s: Stranger Things or Glow are series to which people have responded positively. And, obviously, fashion takes advantage of this, “says Colombian designer Alejandra Parra, creator, and designer of the ParraParodi brand.
A few weeks ago, at Fashion Week in Paris, the ’70s returned to the catwalk as the revelation of the moment. The earthy ranges, the dark denim, the flared skirts, opulent prints, loose garments, tracksuit dresses, crop tops, and the bell boots were garments that set the aesthetic premise of this year.
But also, among the trends of Autumn that Vogue magazine proposes for the street, it appears the punk rebellion, the eighties neon and the long blazers The chain belt, the checkered fabrics in squeaky colors, the vibrant points that characterized the garments in the 40, and the glasses of colors of the 90 are also trend.
To this mosaic are added the well-known Mary Janes or Merceditas as a pledge of the year. These shoes have been known since 1902 when Mary Jane, the character from Buster Brown’s comic strip, appeared. Richard Felton, creative of this strip, sold the license that allowed The Brown Shoe Company, to sell the brown shoes and the maryjanes that took their personages. Whether they are flat or high heeled, these strap shoes that surround the instep come back into vogue with the redesigns of Chanel, Miu Miu, and Tabitha Simmons.
When we return to the aesthetic expressions of an era, we return to the social and political spirit that marked it. The most imperishable case, but attentive to the change is that of the miniskirts. According to the designer Alejandra Parra “, this garment was used as an element of liberation. Obviously, at this moment, in which feminism goes through a new wave, garments like that and like the novels are to affirm this idea, because by exposing parts of the body that have traditionally been covered, a reinterpretation of femininity is made “.
If retaking the best of the past seems to be the trend in the fashion industry, it seems a good idea to keep the best clothes today. Well, as the journalist and fashion expert Vanessa Rosales says, through her Instagram, “nothing more magnetic in a dress than those slogans that survive, reinvent themselves, last, come and go, and remind us that while fashion adores change, femininity also loves what does not lose strength or relevance “.