Join The Mod Squad
Embrace The Swinging 60’s
Bold Plaids; Pop Art Brights; Sweet Smock Dresses – the 60’s Return for Fall
If 1940’s finesse isn’t your style or polka dots don’t hit the spot, designers were also reaching to another decade for Fall– the swinging 60’s. The era’s signature style makers, from Peter Pan collars to double-breasted peacoats, could be seen across the runways from Burberry Prorsum to Prada, Alberta Ferretti and more.
The mod style appeared in the late 1960’s and set a new tone for this captivating era. This new look made way for empire waists, strong graphical lines and an array of bold, psychedelic colours. The 60’s look, typified by style icons such as Jean Shrimpton (pictured right), combines just the right amount of girly sweetness crossed with sophisticatedly sexy edge. The silhouette is characterised by simple shapes, in luxe fabrics, with great attention paid to the smallest details to achieve a polished look. Brooches or decorative buttons were a favourite to accessorise a dramatic yet simple pinafore shape.
Be inspired… wear 60’s inspired smock dresses with bright coloured tights; embrace a decedent ‘blanket check’ (a la Burberry’s sensational coats); and don’t be afraid to amp up the accessories. Take notes from Prada with chunky sunglasses, statement making hats and strikingly stylish clutches.
From the colour palettes to the graphic lines, 60’s fashion is fun, polished and with just the right amount of edge – perfectly reflecting this revolutionary time…
Are you feeling the swinging 60’s baby, yeah?
Photos from fashiongonerogue.com / style.com