With wimbledon fever gripping London, we are reminded of the coolness factor of the simple, understated tennis skirt – the perfect answer to your summer wardrobe woes. A timeless item to have in your closest, the classic tennis skirt has made it’s way from practical court-side get-up to mainstream fashion culture.
It’s that wonderful time of year again, when party-goers descend upon their Glastonbury’s, Isle of Wight’s and Secret Garden Parties in full festival spirit. Each year, we take our festival fashion cues from the Queens of Coachella and Glastonbury; Kate Bosworth, Alexa Chung, Florence Welsh, Gigi Hadid, Sienna Miller and Vanessa Hudgens! Whether you’re going for whimsical 1970’s boho vibes with fringed suede, a flowy top and elaborate flower crown, or your look is a little more grunge, a-la Kate Moss and her leather trousers, circa 2008 Glastonbury - Nordic Poetry have got all the goods to have you kitted out in style.
After it’s well educed coma, we’ve successfully revived the 70’s. We welcome back suede skirts, denim dresses, cotton crop tops, flared jeans, platform shoes, loose fitting Indian summer dresses. London is definitely excited for this summer’s reunion.
Many names flew about during the “Swinging Sixties”, however one name proved predominant over all others, Raymond ‘Ossie’ Clark. Ossie was a young fashion designer that made his mark with his elegant and feminine gowns. He considered women to be goddesses and his ability to capture the beauty of a woman’s silhouette within the realm of fashion put him in great demand. Manolo Blahnik had once said "He created an incredible magic with the body and achieved what fashion should do - produce desire"
The 90’s is having a huge fashion revival at the moment, and one of the biggest trends which can be seen at the moment is high waisted jeans. They can be both flattering and completely the opposite if not styled correctly and you are in dangerous territory of looking frumpy or like your mum in her gardening jeans. The easiest, and most flattering, way of styling them is have them tight at the hips, but not so tight at the waist that they are cutting in and creating an unflattering silhoutte. High waisted jeans are actually quite comfortable, but only once you find the one, the one pair that fits you like a glove and moves with you. Some pairs cut in all the wrong places and can be extremely uncomfortable if they have to be worn higher!
When some one says sportswear to you whats the first thing that pops into your head?
We were recently asked by the one and only Little Boots if she could borrow some clothes for the music video of her brand new single "Broken Record" which is set to come out this May. Of course we obliged and were very kindly invited to the shoot. So the Nordic Poetry team got our skates on and went down to check out our clothes in action!
All this gloomy weather is making us think of sunnier times ahead. Particularly the festival season, when you can chill out on a sunny field with a cold cider (or beer!) in your hand and listen to great live music. Here is a list of the must have festivals this summer.
What does Retro Clothing mean?