60s and 70s in Fall 2014: Lanvin and Saint Laurent

The Fashion Week 2014 concluded last week in Paris. I followed the runway and was pleased to see some designers use vintage in their collections. This time, there were four designers who are favorites of mine. Among them are Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent who are mainly inspired by the 60s and 70s. Keep an eye out for my next post about the other two designers.


Louis Vuitton's Fall collections are closer to late 70s. The earthy color palettes are  reminiscent of that era, for example dark moss green, clementine and wine burgundy. We see fitted silhouettes with turtlenecks, button up shirt and high waist details.  There are hints of psychedelic too. To me, this collection brings "That 70's Show" to life.


Saint Laurent takes inspiration from its glorious days in the mid to late 60s where Yves Saint Laurent democratized fashion and launched Pret-A-Porter in Paris' Rive Gauche. This was the era where the designer was associated with Parisian Jet Set and enjoyed its peak success. The collection is all about the beatnik fashion as illustrated by Saint Laurent's classic bow tie, plaid details, tailored shift dress and Go-Go boots. Seeing this collection immediately reminds me of French actresses: Catherine Deneuve and Francoise Hardy. It's simply French-chic and nostalgic.

All photos are from style.com

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