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Year in Review: The Year We Became Obsessed with the Seventies, Again

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Spring ’16 will be remembered as the season when footwear designers let their inner hippie run free. From the designer runway to the trade show floor at Outdoor Retailer, design influences from the ’70s were rampant in collections across categories.

Fringe, wooden heels and clogs were obvious cues taken from the decade that brought disco. Meanwhile, warm color palettes, summer suede and touches of denim added a quiet and fashionable dash of the trend.

Here’s a look at how it all began.

Spring ’16 Women’s Footwear Trend Guide

Goodbye black and white. Hello sun-kissed colors and earthy textures. Spring ’16 women’s collections revealed a season aglow with warm colors, natural materials and clog-inspired silhouettes. Read more…

That ’70s Show: Clogs’ Big Comeback for Spring ’16

There’s a groovy ’70s vibe in the air. As Swedish Hasbeens Founder and Designer Emy Blixt describes, “The ’70s is my childhood and my generation. I will always look back on the ’70s and remember when our mothers were young and cool and looked great in those ’70s ABBA clogs… The ’70s was a time for change, community and responsibility for the world our kids will inherit, and this is something people have started to care about again.” Read more…

The Look: Mod Hippie

Fast fashion continues to manifest short-lived trends. Seventies footwear is just beginning to trickle into stores, but designers at GDS were already looking for ways to breathe new life into the trend. Read more…

Abel Muñoz Captures the Spirit of the Seventies

For designer Abel Muñoz, the resurgence of ’70s fashion is an ideal time to explore his passion for rich suede and intense colors in his eponymous line of dress footwear. Read more…

The Look: On the Fringe

Like Taylor Swift says, “Shake it off.” Or, better yet, shake, shimmy and strut in the new crop of fringe booties and sandals hitting the market for Spring ’16. Read more…

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