Summer: Iconic Decade continued

 

  Though to most it seems like a minor, purely aesthetic thing, fashion has always been indicative of the world around it. In the 70’s, the introduction of the women’s casual pantsuit (thank you, Yves Saint Laurent) coincided with one of the most successful times in the women’s rights movement. Believe it or not, up until that point, it was actually considered taboo for women to be wearing pants outside of their own homes. So with the Spring/Summer runways boasting all sorts of far out favorites from this iconic decade, one has to wonder if we are about to see yet another incredibly progressive time for women’s rights. Between the influx of feminists resulting from the speech Emma Watson made to the UN about women’s rights  and Hilary Clinton being the current favorite for President in the 2016 election, it’s looking like we women are in for yet another powerful period in female history.

Saint Laurent Spring 2015  A nod to YSL’s original Safari jacket.

Saint Laurent Spring 2015  A nod to YSL’s original Safari jacket.

Saint Laurent Spring 2015 The iconic scooter skirt and the mixed neutral color palate

Saint Laurent Spring 2015 The iconic scooter skirt and the mixed neutral color palate

Max Mara Spring 2015 - A nod to YSL’s original Safari pantsuit.

Max Mara Spring 2015 - A nod to YSL’s original Safari pantsuit.

Max Mara Spring 2015- More mixed neutrals with the classic burnt orange.

Max Mara Spring 2015- More mixed neutrals with the classic burnt orange.

Etro Spring 2015- Plunging necklines and paisley-esque patterns.

Etro Spring 2015- Plunging necklines and paisley-esque patterns.

Etro Spring 2015 - Peasant blouse and crochet accessories

Etro Spring 2015 - Peasant blouse and crochet accessories

Text Mackenzie Stone                Images via Vogue.com