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MBFWA 2019 trend: 70s glam


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Get ready because the 70s are back in a big way.

We hope you're ready for flares and boho dresses because the 70s have taken over at MBFWA 2019. The 1970s were a time where social norms were broken and conformity was no longer the status quo – which is what made this decade such an exciting time for fashion. An era of wanderlust, rebellion and reform, 70s fashion was all about individuality and breaking the style rules. Whether you love long peasant dresses or party-girl mini hems, anything goes.

From earthy, granola skirts to crazy disco metals, the 70s is always an era that serves as an inspiration for many, and this year, more so than ever. So many of the major designers on the 2019 MBFWA schedule seem to have offered a nod to 1970s glam. We've seen hippie paisley reimagined into swishy dresses, we've seen chain-printed silk, we've seen bold metallics fresh from a disco party and we've seen earthy prints that will excite boho babes.

Scroll through to see the key 70s trends that we've seen from the catwalks at MBFWA 2019. And check out the rest of our MBFWA coverage here.

Retro knit dresses

A clear nod to days gone by, we've seen a number of knit dresses on the catwalk this year. From a glitzy tiered number from the Alice McCall show to a fabulous chervon-style (almost Missoni-esque) dress from Hansen & Gretel, this 70s trend is looking to be a big one for the coming season.

Hansen & Gretel

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Hansen & Gretel

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Alice McCall

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Alice McCall

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This boho print has popped up a few times at MBFWA 2019. This trend isn't always easy to get right but we love what we've seen so far. We Are Kindred offered us delicate paisley prints in soft colours, and Thurley showed some very unapologetic paisley in the form of billowy (and very wearable) summer dresses.

We Are Kindred

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We Are Kindred

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Silk chain prints

Although we've passed the heyday of silk chain prints, they're still chic when done properly. Jonathan Simkhai's incarnation of this 70s glam trend was inspired and still modern. We're excited to see this trend coming back into fashion.

Jonathan Simkhai

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Jonathan Simkhai

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Earthy tones

One of the defining features of 70s fashion is the earthy colour palette. We're talking brown, orange, red, olive, yellow and cream. Fashion week favourite Bec & Bridge created a resort collection celebrating these warm 1970s hues.

Bec & Bridge

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Bec & Bridge

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Bec & Bridge

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Bec & Bridge

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Disco metallics

Metallics and top-to-toe sequins serve as another nod back to the era of disco. Labels like Mariam Seddiq created metallic pieces with retro plunging necklines, but kept it modern and polished by adding structure. Alice McCall was another designer that played with bold metals, showing some flirty interpretations of metallic disco dresses.

Mariam Seddiq

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Mariam Seddiq

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Alice McCall

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Alice McCall

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