You can say what you like about the fashion of the early 1970s (and people frequently do) but it could never be accused of not being colourful…
On a grey, grey December day (which is what it is here), what’s more energizing than a jolt of colour? Wouldn’t it be great to see someone dressed like this moving through the grey/black crowds of Christmas shoppers, spreading a little joy and pixie dust as they pass. Because isn’t that what colour does? It invigorates. It warms you head to toe. Especially if it’s a nylon quilted jumpsuit. (No, I’m not so sure about the nylon bit either.)
All that bright candy colour means you’re unlikely to get lost in the snow; that rescue helicopter is always going to find you. Below, a case of X marks the spot?
In 2011 I’m predicting a fashion shift toward the clean lines of late 60s Mod and the leaner longer lines of the 70s. But hopefully not the manmade fibers. And- fingers crossed- a bit of colour will make it into the mix…
Apologies for sporadic posting in the run up to Christmas. A “thank you” is also long overdue to Piroska for awarding me a One Lovely Blog Award- I’m honoured :)
Photos all from L’Officiel de la Mode magazine, 1969-1971.