So let's TALK about the clothes?! That wonderful wardrobe is down to costume designer John Dunn, who is responsible for bringing the show to life - in leopard print. When asked where he gathered his research, he said: 'We’re lucky to have Mick Jagger involved! When you do research from that era, there doesn’t seem to be a photo of the late ’60s–early ’70s that doesn’t have Mick Jagger in it. As a producer he is an amazing resource'. All outfits had to be vetted and verified by Mick Jagger himself before filming... Now that’s what you call first-hand experience!
The 1970s trend has recently made its mark - not just on our TV screens with Vinyl, but in the fashion industry too. From Saint Laurent’s rock and roll princesses, Gucci’s new-age geek chic and Chloe’s flower power girl, the spring/summer 2016 runways were all pretty groovy.
Sadly we couldn't play dress up in Vinyl's actual wardrobe department but we found the best possible alternative - playing make-believe in the InStyle fashion cupboard. Check out the below to see how the wonderful Raf from the InStyle fashion cupboard helped me to recreate a few Insta-ready outfits inspired by the show by mixing vintage and high-street pieces with a few garments of our own...
1. The Flares
Olivia Wilde’s character; Devon Finestra, wears the perfect pair of 70s flares emulating the ideal Bohemian babe look.
I recreated the look with a modern edge. Instead of a pair of classic flared jeans (which I love) I went up a notch and went for this day-to-night boiler suit from Urban Outfitters. Here I’ve layered it with a thin graphic print knit and a waist belt to tie it all together. Last but certainly not least I finished the look off with a pair of tan suede boots… an absolute 70s must-have! I styled Raf in the ultimate suede bomber jacket, also from Urban Outfitters. He teamed it with his own vintage cord flares and a vintage paisley scarf. The silk scarf is a fab finishing touch to any 70s outfit, day or night.
2. The Sheepskin Coat
Keep it less Del Boy and more Mick Jagger swagger. I truly love a good sheepskin coat and I recreated this 1970s staple piece with this ultra chic ASOS style. Here I’m wearing a more tailored version, but an oversized sheepskin bomber jacket has that effortlessly cool rock’n’roll look which I’m just OBSESSED with. I’ve styled this ASOS coat with a vintage velvet deep v jumpsuit (a vintage piece 'borrowed' from my mum) and teamed it with a vintage gold chain belt… I mean, it wouldn’t be the 70’s without a bit flashy bling. Raf wore a TOPMAN suit and shirt in muted deep tones for that seventies music exec vibe.
3. The Floral Dress
Here Devon Finestra wears the most dreamy pastel floral dress and casually finishes of her look off with a pair of pink tinted sunglasses for that OH-so effortless rock’n’roll edge…swoon.
Following in her footsteps I’m wearing a H&M floral maxi dress, a pair of my own vintage pink tinted sunglasses; a brilliant find from Portobello market. Then finally I finished off the look with a shaggy fur jacket, a nod to the absolutely fabulous Bianca Jagger back in the 1970s. Her outfits were JUST to-die-for! Raf went for another TOPMAN suit, this time in a dusty blue tone to complement my dress, and he finished it off with a classic 70s mellow yellow knit.
4. The Paisley Print
Here Juno Temple’s character: Jamie Vine wears the ideal 1970s paisley print maxi dress, a pattern synonymous with the 70s.
I styled the look with another H&M dress, this time keeping it a little more casual. Working the daytime maxi dress can be tricky to get right, but when done well (and preferably with a 70s twist) it can look super groovy. (Look to the Chloe SS16 collection for inspo.) To add to that daytime vibe I added a red suede crossbody bag from ASOS. I loved the pop of colour against the paisley pink hues in the dress.
5. The Disco Halter Dress
Devon Finestra in THAT red halter dresses…a total rock goddess.
I love the 70s halter dress look - as key pieces go this is definitely a dress you need to have in your wardrobe. Keep the outfit simple, team it with fine jewellery and a statement platform shoe, then let the dress do all the talking.
Shop seventies fashion, the must-have trend of the moment, here...