Dsquared2 - Runway - Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2014

The ‘60s were an exceptional era for fashion: We finally got over our objection to exposed knees, PVC became a wardrobe regular and the Beatles inspired men to wear Cuban-heeled boots. So naturally, it’s a decade that is often looked back on through glasses that need no rose tinting. From New York to Milan, it seems everyone is feeling nostalgic this season and channeling the spirit of Mary Quant.
You’ve got swinging A-line dresses and shifts, dusted with Austin Powers-style decadence at DSquared2; Julie Christie doppelgangers in jewel-toned miniskirts and lace-up go-go boots at Versace and Jean Shrimpton look-alikes at Gucci, dressed in peacoats and a multitude of shaggy and silky furs.
Those furs also popped up at Topshop Unique (as well as at Eudon Choi) in a retro spectrum of browns. Elsewhere, nostalgia filled the air at Burberry, with wafting bohemian dresses reminiscent of the ‘70s. Prada showed a similarly modish side of the era with its array of geometric patterns in royal purples and grassy greens. No doubt we’ll be seeing quite a few groovy gals on the street come fall. Kit Gilbert

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