Today's post features a neon yellow jersey wrap dress by Stephen Burrows. Though it was designed in the 1970s, this dress could easily be worn today. This points to our interest in recycling historic and vintage styles, while also suggesting the wearability of Burrows' designs.
Stephen Burrows' first fashion show, held in 1970 at Henri Bendel in Manhattan, was accompanied by a disco soundtrack. In attendance were not only members of the fashion establishment, but also "hordes of boys and girls in brilliant plumage who looked as if they came from the nearest rock festival, only cleaner."1 On show were garments of studded leather, form-fitting sweaters and dresses of a simple, fluid cut in a riot of colors. As one attendee noted, Burrows "has an absolute disregard for the established laws of color."2