Say hello to the new power dress of the season! The key highlights? Imagine the 70s, the Disco collar, long blazers, waistcoats and flared pants – all coming together to form the suit. The Pant Suit.
Quoting Barney Stinson (’cause of course we have to!), it is time to Suit Up! And that too, in all the vintage looks and three-piece suits. Low slung trousers, power shoulders, disco collar and an array of colours were visible across all the ramps and runways. A key element of the 1970s, the pantsuit was about pursuing equality as women entered the workforce.
One of the major influencers of the Pantsuit was the movie Annie Hall, which showcased Diane Keaton wearing this attire on a daily basis (and pulling it off, if we must say). Margot Kidder in Superman (See: Louis Lane) was also a suit – spiration if we must say! Keeping it feminine, her character was shown to experiment with accessories like high heels, hats and chunky jewellery.
Long, Lean & Tailored
While the 70s were definitely making a comeback this Spring-Summer 2020, the ramps too had a whole take on the suit of their choice. The art of suiting took a new route by experimenting with shapes, volume, colour, print and what not! While Louis Vuitton presented a Disco vibe in their collection with pointy collars, slouchy pants and printed blazers, there was Victoria Beckham adding colours to her staple neutrals. With Led Zepplin playing in the background, the collection also included 70s style sunglasses, ruffles and high-neck sheer tops (paired with blazers of course)
Gucci’s collection was an ode to the rad 70s with monochrome pantsuits, retro sunglasses and a splash of print every now and then. Ties, waistcoats and belts too were also a big success. Combined with old school hairstyling, it was an ode to the 70s like nothing else. Marc Jacobs too nailed this 70s look with plaid prints, bow-ties and printed pant-suits. Taking inspiration from the flower power to the tie-dye scene of the decade, it was a colourful representation – that couldn’t be missed!
Low slouchy trousers with flip-flops, a match made in heaven.
Sticking to the classic styling, Rag & Bone went with gender-neutral styles for their collection. One of our favourites – a striped three-piece suit in brown paired with canvas shoes and lariats. Who said neutral means boring? Etro’s gypsy collection too included the suit with wide-legged pants and matching waistcoats – with a scarf addition that was absolutely lovely. Paco Rabanne’s show reminded us of Saturday Night Live, a little Elvis Presley and a lot of Miranda Priestly, now that’s the kind of inspiration we’re looking for.
From J W Anderson, The Row, Balmain, Chloe to Burberry, Acne, Pyer Moss and Valentino, designers were flaunting their 70s style, not only from their archives but with a completely new look. Combining poise with confidence, this trend hit all the checkpoints for any workwear look.
Flare is the New Dare
Once flare became the talk of the town, there was no denying it! Celebrities too were right behind the designers with their looks and styles. Pointing to the latest star – Kriti Kulhari has been on a pantsuit rage that is making us want to revamp our wardrobes with a dedicated suit section. Malaika Arora, on the other hand, was ready for her disco night with a sequin play. Kangana Ranaut chose power shoulders while Karishma Kapoor went with wide-legged pants. From Sonam Kapoor, Hina Khan to Sonakshi Sinha, our home ground was ruling the pantsuit rage.
On the western front, Eva Longoria was flaunting the silk in the suit in her cool-casual outfit, while Nicole Kidman flaunted the three-piece suit from Gucci. Jane Fonda graced the covers of ELLE USA while Victoria Beckham showcased her pantsuit style – giving us serious workwear goals.
The 70s Suit Collection
With all the 70s talk and the Disco take of things, we were definitely ready to jump on the pantsuit train with our own interpretation! From power shoulders to long and lean blazers and flared pants, there was a 70s tailored suit for everyone this season. Here are the key highlights of this trend:
The Pantsuit was the call of the 70s this season. With disco collars, long blazers & straight to flared pants, it was all about swaying in a suit. Creating a range in gold & structured patterns, it’s an ode to power dressing, with a twist.
– Mahima, Jewellery Designer
Here’s a sneak peek!
So while pantsuit is definitely the new trend to own, there’s also another one in jewellery to match with it! Whether it’s a Monday meeting day or a Friday work brunch, there’s a new fashion to follow – fun included!
Check out our entire 70s Suit Collection here!