What was the biggest trend during 70s in the West? Flared trousers. What was everybody wearing all the time during the same era in the Communist countries? Grey Tunic suit. Let's combine these 2 trends together, then it was our 70s style situations under these two of Ideological confrontation. It was an absolutely crazy era for the whole world.
Rock,Hippie and dance cultures influenced 70s fashion. Flared pants not only shows people's vitality，but also their open minds and elegance. That was the reason flared trousers could become one of the most visible icon of this era.
Actually grey tunic suits originally didn't relate to Communist at all, It was modified from Japanese student's uniform which was also based on western's suit cut. In the beginning of last century Sun Yat sen kept wearing this type of student's uniform, so it called" Zhong Shan suit" in China. Yet people more know these type of tunic suit as" Mao suit"after 1949.
I combined them together, because I think it shows a complete period, although the tunic top is too big to me. :)
Suits and Pants by Comme des Garcons,
Belt by Burberry,
Scarf and Boots by Vintage
Illustration by Nancy.Z
Photography by Dean
Zhang Xiao Gang's Art.