PSA: Party Season Dressing Takes Its Inspiration From Studio 54

It's easy to get sucked into a Pinterest search black hole when you're looking for vintage style inspiration. We're talking about images of the most authentic looks that capture the very essence of what an era stood for. Today we're thinking about the era of Studio 54. The glory days of New York City’s most infamous nightclub through the '70s and '80s. Known for its wild nights, with celebrities like Cher, Bianca Jagger and Diana Ross in attendance, who pushed the boundaries of disco trends that we know now as Studio 54's heyday. Images from that era are giving us fresh retro-inspired styling ideas for 2018. And as party season is rolling around fast, it's time to put last year's little black dress and heels to rest and opt for something a little more exciting. 

We chatted to the head of design at Topshop, Mo Riach, and discussed all things p-a-r-t-y inspired from the authentic golden days of Studio 54: Sequins, glitter, satin, shoulder pads, metallics and only the most lavish head-to-toe outfits. 

Keep scrolling to learn how to incorporate these party trends into your wardrobe, and shop our favourite picks (AKA everything on our wish list this season).

 

Maximalism 

"There is a strong '70s influence this season and my advice is to go full throttle and embrace a maximalist look. Channel a disco-inspired vibe that wouldn’t feel out of place at Studio 54 by layering a mash-up of diamanté, satin, feather and chainmail textures across jumpsuits, sequin flared trousers, velvet tuxedos, lamé blouses and statement accessories."—Mo Riach. 

 

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WHO: Cher

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WHO: Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors

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WHO: Lauren Hutton

Sheer and Sleek

"In contrast to maximalism, going-out camis and mesh tees nod to the ‘90s and feel very street style. Wear something you feel comfortable in. If mini-dresses and thigh-high boots push you a little too far out of your comfort zone, add a longline, tailored blazer to your look."—Mo Riach. 

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WHO: Jerry Hall

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WHO: Bianca Jagger

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WHO: Cher

Power dressing 

"Sharp shoulders, bustiers and draping are reminiscent of power dressing from the ‘80s. Another major trend for party season. You cant go wrong with a little black party dress, it’s an investment piece that will see you throughout the year."—Mo Riach. 

 

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WHO: Grace Jones

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WHO: Michael Jackson and Diana Ross

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WHO: Jerry Hall 

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