Fashion is cyclical: designers go through moods and journeys every season, referencing a particular decade or aesthetic to better create a new collection. This Fashion Month, there’s been a dash of everything, though the 1970s have been a prominent reference: the recent Celine show, for instance, was heavy on bootcut jeans and groovy prairie dresses; same goes for the oversized collars and lapels at Gucci. And speaking of Gucci: the Italian label’s creative director Alessandro Michele’s most favourite muse, Harry Styles, is bringing back an It item from the ’70s as well.
Spotted in London last night, Styles hit the town in a pair of tricky men’s bell-bottoms—and totally pulled them off. The flared jean look has been slowly creeping onto runway shows all month long, and feels undeniably fresh after seasons of pin-thin denim. The singer’s were in a dark blue wash, flaring out at the ankle to expose his dapper tasseled loafers. To balance out the proportion of his jeans, he wore a classic red V-neck sweater up on top, which made the whole outfit feel more wearable, less costumey. His fistful of rings also added a cool finish. So is it time for men to hit vintage shops in search of those once-ridiculed bell-bottoms? When both the catwalks and fashion-forward stars are on to the look, then the answer’s probably yes.
Originally Appeared on Vogue