Retro makes a comeback

Fashionistas might have a full closet of retro style clothing, as it has been a hit in recent years. But it never gets boring, especially when brands get in on the act.

Vintage (yes, again), check patterns and contracted designs are the keywords this autumn and winter, says Crystal Chan, senior personal stylist at Lane Crawford.

“There are many exaggerated silhouettes and tailored details, such as oversized shawl collars, gigot sleeves and hourglass silhouettes that accentuate curves,” she said.

In addition to vintage patterns, this season’s palette is bold and rich, including orange, mustard and apple green.

Chan’s tip for a vintage look is pairing a classic retro style item with clothes of your taste, which allows you to keep up with the trend and show your personality. For example, the blue boxy jacket trimmed with fringing goes well with jeans if you want a feminine daytime look. Or pair it with the MaxMara silk crepe de chine shirt with a foulard collar to tie in a bow and Sandro box pleat culottes in leather for some evening glam.

Want to stand out from the plaid brigade? Chan suggested trying check on check in muted tones to create layers. She liked the Sandro tweed double-breasted jacket, an emerald green outwear with indistinct black check patterns.

“Contracted styles are always popular, and this season, brands have added some feminine notes,” Chan said. She suggested choosing waisted sweaters or dresses, which emphasize the curves, paired with golden accessories or supple leather bags.

(This article was published at The Standard on October 9, 2020: Weekend Glitz: Retro makes a comeback )

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