ApparelMagic client Jill Stuart’s show during New York Fashion Week was a seventies fever dream.
Wrap dresses. Bell sleeves and bishop sleeves. Handicrafts. If there was ever a time to dig deep into the past for inspiration, Stuart was spot on. Updating Victorian style cotton dresses with strips of chintzy florals and sequins is a bold move, but in this designer’s hands, it hit the mark spot on.
Using rich fabrics like color blocked velvet and metallic brocade, the collection was as sumptuous in texture as it was decadent in mood.
Stuart’s signature rocker chicks wore every one of the era’s best looks, but this was no historically accurate time capsule. This was 1975 by way of 2018, hitting all of the biggest trends of the moment with panache.