“There’s no need to learn any new dress codes, it’s enough to remember the imagination of the refined silhouettes, the tailoring, the raincoats and the lovely cuts of the women comfortably in the seventies and early eighties. Like the film by Buñuel said, The discrete charm of the bourgeoisie (1972), ‘there’s no need to learn any new dress codes, but to be prepared… is better’.” María Garrido.
This season according to Celine, Bottega Veneta, Max Mara, Burberry, Paul Smith and an endless list of other brands, we are wearing layers again, culottes, romantic blouses underneath tailored blazers, knee high boots… Items of clothing that give off an air of classicism, bringing back what was deemed the upper middle class of the seventies.
“Everyone has their own way of counting their time. My perception of fashion has always been influenced by a certain classicism and a strict elegance, the spirit of Paris.” Hedi Slimane.
Today the uniform for the “well to do woman” of the 70s doesn’t guarantee me a fortune, but it’s reinterpretation can be worn well on the fabulous corners like the Banker’s Bar, and to sample those classic cocktails that made the upper middle class buzz in their eternal nights out.
Photography: Patricia Bonet.
Production and styling: Mariona Planas.
Location: Banker’s Bar. Mandarin Oriental Barcelona.