Feeling a bit nostalgic? One major emerging trend captures the desire to reconnect with memories of the past but in a contemporary way. The name of this trend story – modern nostalgia.
Remember youthful camping trips? Now you can enjoy the outdoors at luxurious resorts such as Longitude 131° (www.longitude131.com.au). Here, your tent rests in the secluded Australia outback and is outfitted with five star amenities, including linen sheets and a mini bar.
Have a hankering to go to a drive-in? Check out MobMov (www.mobmov.org), the mobile movie movement aimed at bringing back the joy of the drive-in. Movies are projected on random abandoned warehouse buildings – never the same one twice – for viewers’ enjoyment.
Wish you still had that boy’s only tree house? Witness a new take on traditional gender roles. For men, dens in the home, whisky and poker, and cigar bars are becoming popular male-only activities but without the expected chauvinism. Many women are starting to choose motherhood over career, but do so with power, femininity, and sense-of-self.
Modern nostalgia influences fashion by updating classic, tailored pieces. Look for modern detailing and fabrications on traditional styles. Rustic plaids, thin and block stripes, and vintage-inspired textures like eyelet fabrics speak to this trend story. The retro palette has classics like faded denim, navy, and linen, but also fresh colors like grass green, avocado, and a punchy red.
Modern nostalgia – like having your apple pie and eating it with homemade ice cream, sans hand cranking.
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