S/S13 Catwalks Get a 1950’s Revamp

The collections of Spring/Summer 2013 saw 1950s inspired fashion maintain a strong presence yet again on the catwalks with the trend being featured at various shows from Vivienne Westowood to Erdem. 50’s silhouettes were imitated with the help of bell shaped skirts and petticoats were used to create even more volume at Betsey Johnson. Vintage inspired patterns and floral prints were also a hit seen at Holly Fulton and Lena Hoschek.

This season it is all about looking feminine and letting out your inner lady like chic. There is also a deviation away from imitating the bygone style or ‘vintage look’ and instead incorporating the key elements of the decade into contemporary pieces that are timeless. It is an appealing trend as it is taking the best of 50’s fashion, such as the flattering shapes, and giving it a modern twist for the 21st century girl.

Florals were a big hit once again for the day wear looks and these often used the muted colour palettes which were ubiquitous in this year’s collections. The more outlandish designers such as Betsey Johnson and Lena Hoschek have stuck with keeping this style loud and proud choosing to use bright colour blocking and bold patterns.


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Lena Hoschek

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Holly Fulton

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Betsey Johnson

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1950s inspired accessories were also predominantly featured on the Spring/Summer catwalks from cat eyed sunglasses to head scarves a la Audrey Hepburn. Such accessories were seen on major catwalks such as Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Zac Posen. Most accessories were rejuvenated to give the pieces more of a contemporary feel.

Cat Eye Sunglasses

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50’s Heels


Head Wear

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Victoria Beckham

Have a browse at some more of our favourite 1950s looks from this season on our Pinterest board.

About Lady JoJo's Boutique

A vintage-inspired boutique in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town with Online Shop. Visit us at http://www.ladyjojosboutique.com
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