Top designers, such as Fendi, Dior and Alexander McQueen, are bringing vintage details into their looks on the runway this season. Although vintage trends, including structured jackets, corsets and Victorian-style layering, were seen all throughout Fashion Week, I also noticed many designers playing around with traditional symbols of femininity. Polka dots and accentuating the waistline were two trends that were prominent on the runways.
I began to take a look at budding designer Lisa Kulson’s fashion brand, Theory, and her spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection from New York Fashion Week. I noticed that she has a very modest aesthetic while still making the body look feminine. Her collection definitely gave off a ’70s vibe. Her color palette was minimalistic black and white while throwing in a little bit of navy, red and camel brown. Simple patterns, such as stripes and polka-dots, were also featured in the collection.
I began this look with a vintage, polka-dot skirt that I bought at an antique store in Savannah, Georgia. I wanted my waistline to stay accentuated, so I decided to pair the skirt with a scoop-necked, short sleeve crop top. The pumpkin orange is complementary with the navy blue skirt. I then added a pearl necklace and vintage Clubmaster glasses to tie the outfit all together.
As I noticed in Kulson’s collection, the shoes were comfortable. This made the looks become more casual while still being luxurious. That’s the type of outfit you can wear just about anywhere! I styled my look with my old white Keds, which were perfect for walking downtown and for spinning around!