70s fancy dress influences today’s fashions

It is often of great interest to me to what inspired designers when they come up with something that strikes a cord.

I have noticed more recently that styles from the 70s do make a re-appearance such as what is in Marks and Spencers just now. So we see the return of the flared pinafore dress and black and white checked items from the Mary Quant era.

It is not hard to see why that decade had such an influence. There were so many factors driving it. For example in the music scene we had the Bee Gees, John Travolta and Grease, ABBA the Swedish pop group and so on. So taking any one of these themes you can see the elements that grew from each in turn. It’s clear that many strains of design drove styles to the high street shop and any designer today will certainly have taken a look at the scene as part of their normal interest and development in fashion.

One interesting aspect not often talked about is how all these elements translated through to the 70s fancy dress costume sector. If you have not seen this before, just take a look at any big distributor of 70s costumes and you will see costumes and clothing worn by The Bee Gees, Grease and so many other stars of the time. It is perhaps interesting to note that this was an early run up to singers, songwriters and various artists promoting themselves using video.

You can then see that within news media, any artist appearing perhaps on top of the pops, or other music shows, started to use video as well as stage appearances to promote themselves. This helped revolutionise the fashion industry.

The lastest buzz on fashion blogs

What would you do if your daughter suddenly appeared with a giant tattoo on her body? Perhaps be shocked and horrified. Well that is today’s fashion statement. It’s permanent. Not like taking off an item of clothing. What’s the driver behind this craze? I’m sure you’ve seen tattoo parlours opening in your town o

The latest buzz on fashion blogs

What would you do if your daughter suddenly appeared with a giant tattoo on her body? Perhaps be shocked and horrified. Well that is today’s fashion statement. It’s permanent. Not like taking off an item of clothing. What’s the driver behind this craze? I’m sure you’ve seen tattoo parlours opening in your town or city. It seems the demand is as strong as ever.
Perhaps a look into the fashion sector will show what’s driving young folk to get tattooed.

Ffion Green is sporting a giant-sized tatoo on her shoulder. Really big. And she’s being papped. So that’s at least one major influence. At a glance there are over 300 tatoo artists at work here at the park.You can detect the smell of cleansing ink.
Ask one of the artist and they will tell you women prefer more gentle designs to men. Not those that smell of realism. They choose those that match their clothes and styles. But what if fashion changes? Too late. There is nothing they can do about it. What a commitment to a trend that may only last a few years. What exactly are you going to do with a giant flower measuring 6 x 12 inches across the top of you shoulder?
You could always refer back through the archives to 2014 when tattoos were the craze and you were part of that scene. “Just look at me”, you could say.
Particular markets where fashion had a big influence was on the 70s fancy dress costumes scene.

r city. It seems the demand is as strong as ever.
Perhaps a look into the fashion sector will show what’s driving young folk to get tattooed.

Ffion Green is sporting a giant-sized tattoo on her shoulder. Really big. And she’s being papped. So that’s at least one major influence. At a glance, there are over 300 tattoo artists at work here at the park.You can detect the smell of cleaning ink.
Ask one of the artist and they will tell you women prefer more gentle designs to men. Not those that smell of realism. They choose those that match their clothes and styles. But what if fashion changes? Too late. There is nothing they can do about it. What a commitment to a trend that may only last a few years. What exactly are you going to do with a giant flower measuring 6 x 12 inches across the top of you shoulder?
You could always refer back through the archives to 2014 when tattoos were the craze and you were part of that scene. “Just look at me”, you could say.
Particular markets where fashion had a big influence was on the 70s fancy dress costumes scene.

Quick Tips on Gaining a Fashion Following

1. Harness the power of facebook.

Use facebook to announce snippets of info from your blog, making it clear they should link through to your blog for more info and perhaps subscribe to your blog
Your blog is where your in-depth articles will be. But casuals visitors on facebook will be able to find you this way.
If they visit you off facebook their own followers will in turn, also follow through to your blog

2. Use twitter on a personal level.

Here you are connecting with others on your specific fashion topic, on a personal level.
So retweet what others are saying and find and join in conversations with others.
The more interaction the better. Often highly controversial or newsworthy topics are great way to get things going.
I know many e-commerce companies that engage staff just to talk about local events, and offers and one-offs.
This is how they grow their followings. Suss them out, follow them and interact. The aim is to get traffic from twitter to your blog from those with big followings.

3. Think about how you are going to differentiate yourself from others.
What particular aspect of fashion interests you most? How can you develop that as a regular part of your blog.
What approach can you take that stands out and still represents part of you?
It is much easier to keep up a specific style of blog
if it resonates with you because that will show through in your writing.

4. Read the most influential fashion magazines on a regular basis.
This step will be easy for you because you love fashion anyway. So now what you write about will be influenced by the latest in the press.

5. Visit other fashion blogs and make a short note of things you really like in them then translate this into your own words.
More ideas on the latest buzz.

Gathering article material.

Blogging can be very hard to get into because of the regularity of posting required.

It takes time to curate good content. There are plenty of fashion blogs using mainly photos of people in clothes, but the really hard part is putting together more than just a snapshot of what is in fashion at the moment, as attractive a pursuit as that may seem.

A few specific clothing combos lined up and ready to write about, will give you a focus. And a focus can energise you to get into a writing or blogging flow. So let’s start by taking a simple floral top and figuring out the combos that will work together.
If we team our top with plain coloured trousers/ pants/skirts etc making sure that at least one of the colours of our print match the plain colour.
Alternatively the plain colour could be the anlaogue colour of one of the print. This is easier to see on a colour wheel.
If we have orange as our prime colour, then there is an opposite shade of blue that contrasts perfectly on the colour wheel.

Another tip on the final ensemble in order to quieten down the effect, is to wear a plain jacket. What this also does is cover over a large part of the floral and reduce its effect as the commanding piece.

Finally, if you are one for flash and effect, you can match a floral with a design or print providing you follow a few simple rules.
Be sure that the patterns are of completely different sizes.
Use geometric shapes of 2 or 3 tones for example.
Use a large geometric 2 or 3 tone design eg large polkas or striped prints. These would work and not be an assault on the eye.