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STYLE NEWS

NEW SS17 TREND: LIFE ON MARS

By Luke Raymond, 7 May 2017

A trippy take on 70s dressing, our latest SS17 trend pays homage to the late great David Bowie. Here’s the lowdown on Life on Mars.

70s style

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Last autumn’s Haze trend translated for hot weather, Life on Mars amps up the volume for a bold, retro-influenced riot of print, pattern and texture. 

70s style

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From psychedelic prints to retro florals, pyjama-inspired piping to palm-tree-print trousers, this is not for the faint of sartorial heart.

street styler in 70s style

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Style up last summer’s Hawaiian shirt with a retro-stripe track jacket or go head-to-toe with shirts and short co-ords for an art-rocking take on summer.

tinie tempah in 70s style

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Knitted polos and zip-front vests feel fresh in primary-colour stripes – dress 'em down with washed denim or up with satin souvenir jackets and tasselled suede jackets.

70s style

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Life on Mars works for any swanky summer occasions, too – slip a pyjama-style silk shirt under your suit for warm-weather weddings or stand out in all-over pink velvet florals. 

70s style

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It’s a brave approach to formalwear, sure, but if there’s ever a time to take the plunge and embrace more-is-more 70s suiting, SS17 is it.

model in 70s style

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For catwalk inspo, look no further than Alessandro Michele’s Gucci – all print-on-print 70s styling – or Fendi's marginally more subtle take on a similar theme.

model in 70s style

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See also Italian megabrand Prada, whose SS16 clash of slinky silk shirts, sporty track tops and 70s stripes set the current retro ball rolling, and Ami's SS17 stripes in shades of gold and brown.

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