Fashion expert Afiya Francisco takes us on a fashion flashback with current trends inspired by the past.
Influences: Great Gatsby, fashion icons like Josephine Baker, flapper, Jazz Age
Key modern elements: lace, sheer and soft tones are made modern with a flirty cut, higher waist and edgy black colour choice.
Influences: post-WWII, Hollywood glamour, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe
Key modern elements: A defined waist and full skirt are ultra feminine influences from the 1950s. They make this silhouette fresh and modern, especially with a flat shoe.
Influences: The beginning of the hippie movement, Diana Ross, Talitha Getty
Key modern elements: Cool patterns and interesting silhouettes defined this era. Go bold with a strong print and modern, clean silhouette.
Influences: Menswear and androgyny, Ali McGraw, Annie Hall
Key modern elements: Menswear is a huge trend right now, and we are starting to see pants veering away from skinny-only legs to wide flares.
Influences: The excess and luxury of the 80s, Madonna, Grace Jones
Key modern elements: Punky graphic prints are made current and chic in a monochromatic colour scheme.
Influences: The grunge era, Winona Ryder, Nirvana, Marc Jacobs for Perry Ellis
Key modern elements: This time around, grunge is more sophisticated with fitted pieces and ladylike accessories.