What’s your favorite style decade?

“The 70s were a radical time for fashion”

Who wouldn’t want to hit the life rewind button and go back to the 1970s? Someone who’s never experienced it for real, who is that. There’s something so romantic about a decade that you only know from photographs and movies.

To be fair, it was – to borrow a real term from the 70s – a radical era for fashion. The decade spawned DVF’s wrap dress, Pucci prints and platform shoes – all now part of the fashion canon. For the first time, women’s clothing was designed with versatility and comfort in mind. Halston’s machine washable Ultrasuede Shirtdress is a game changer.

There was also a theatrical element to ’70s fashion. Studio 54 became home to New York’s it crowd, and Norma Kamali designed her super rockets to twirl at the club alongside Andy Warhol, Cher and Bianca Jagger.

It was 70s fashion as depicted on screen that really appealed to me. Rose Byrne’s turn as Gloria Steinem in Mrs America; Jenna Coleman in The Serpent; Kate Hudson in Almost Famous.

The clothes I wore for this shoot are all contemporary pieces, which proves how relevant the aesthetic remains. So hang on to your flares, because ’70s style is here to stay.

By Tamara Abraham, senior fashion editor. She wears a vegan leather coat, £385, Charlotte Simone at Annie’s Ibiza; silk blouse, £425, Tory Burch; flared jeans, £260, Framework; Leather boots, £245, Russell & Bromley; Beveled chain bracelet, £149, Missoma; Ruffled cuff bracelet, £149, Missoma; Lucy Williams Chunky Entwine Earring, £110, Missoma

*Hair: Emma Small at Stella Creative Artists using Hair by Sam McKnight. Makeup: Rebecca Barnes of Creatives Agency with Anastasia Beverly Hills. Styling Assistant: Alice Dench

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