For my final fashion history paper back in college I proposed that with the rising trend of tech in fashion we’d see an aggressive turn towards more nostalgic pre-industrial styles in coming years. It would seem that the time has come as a general spirit of revivalism has taken the runway by storm. The corset and the sleeve, in all its extravagant forms, have been making an impact for a while but this year saw a great deal more specificity. Some might even say that referential design has been replaced by historical reproduction. Designers are no longer taking bits and pieces but whole silhouettes for a seeming mashup of old and new. If you can’t afford a piece from Palomo Spain or Ellery, head to your local vintage shop for a late 60’s Romeo & Juliet style dress. Go the extra mile with a sewing pattern from Ageless Patterns. If you can’t sew, support your local tailors for a one of a kind experience. Trust me, it’s worth it.