The swinging 60’s with the start of Op art…

The 60’s! 🙂 home of the Beatles and the teenage mass market that had emerged. The main idea of the 60’s was bight, exuberant clothing that added some fun into life 🙂 Mary Quant exported her youthful short mini dresses to America.

This was extremely popular with the young market. Other looks from the 60’s whilst still being colourful had a touch of class as the earlier 60’s still reflected back into the 50’s skirt suits.


Fashion for Saks Fifth Avenue at John F. Kennedy International Airport, 1960s.

Icon’s from this era would have been Natalie Wood (West side Story) and Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)… Not just those two there are many others but these two are my personal favourite. 🙂



Another famous designer of the 60’s was Pucci

Photo: Shrimpton Couture
Most recognized for his trademark colorful psychedelic prints, Pucci contributed to other ’60s trends like the palazzo pant suit and headscarf.


I think that’s all for the 60’s. Moving on to Op art which appeared in the late 60’s and early 70’s.


In the USA, by the mid 1960’s flowers, clothing, music and freedom protests established an era. Garments from far flung parts of the middle and far east became the adopted uniform of a generation.

Elements of the ethnic look are also know as the ‘Hippy Era’.

This isn’t really my favorite when i think of the hippy era it reminds me of guys with long hair and beards, loose clothing and everybody sitting in a field ‘feeling the music’ while they waited to join the peace corps. Biased I know but that’s what the stereotypical image of hippies are.

Anyways that’s all from me for now. 🙂 On to Disco Fever next!



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