[Vivienne Tam; image via WWD]
Something particular, and even possibly considered a bit odd found its way down the runway for fall 2016. A mix of 1930s and 1970s, a little bit country, and a touch of gypsy seemed to appear by way of tiered, ruffled skirts, blouses, and dresses, in silhouettes that were anything but body-hugging, largely found in fluid, light weight silks that skimmed the shins, with the occasional, more assertive heavy weight that certainly would have been put to the test during the Dust Bowl era. Perhaps it make sense with the heavy ’70s revival that these are a few of the remaining trends from that decade that haven’t been exploited yet, hence we’re seeing these particular shapes and details again, that could easily be straight out of Little House on the Prairie, the series that ran from 1974-1984, set in the late 19th century.
Of course modern makeup, hair, and nail trends will bring it up to speed, along with accessories and jewelry to round out ‘prairie-inspired’ look, making it less costume-y, and more of a mainstay of the modern fashion look. See below for some of our favorite runway looks representing this trend:
[Bibhu Mohapatra; image by Robert Mitra/WWD/REX/Shutterstock]