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.
NEW SS17 TREND: LIFE ON MARS
By Luke Raymond, 7 May 2017
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.
From psychedelic prints to retro florals, pyjama-inspired piping to palm-tree-print trousers, this is not for the faint of sartorial heart.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.