Sixties Redux

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The swinging 60’s were a source of inspiration for many designers at the Spring/Summer 2013 catwalks in London, New York, Paris and Milan. The playful era was seen through the fashion houses use of colour, chequered prints and micro hemlines. Here are some of the brands who displayed their love of the era:

Flower power that is reminiscent of the 60’s was evident through the prints and embellishments seen at Prada. The appliqué flowers adorned on the garments gave a more grown up nod to the decade:


At PPQ the hemlines were super short but the high necked styles created balance with many a collar in sight. Paisley print was frequently used to express femininity.

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Marc Jacobs used predominantly a monotonal colour palette to keep the focus on the collared pieces, the micro scalloped edged hems and to help the collection ooze 60’s cool.

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Moschino’s whole collection epitomised 60’s youth from the bold colours to the model’s beehives. As for the shift dress, the hem is higher and the print zanier than ever before.



Karen Walker took a more subtle approach to the era with a more girly edge by using polka dots and pastel colours.

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Finally Louis Vuitton had a stellar show at Paris Fashion Week with a fantastic chequered back drop to reflect the main print of the collection. Having the models come down giant escalators in two’s gave the prints even more impact. Classic styles were used such as shift dresses and swing jackets juxtaposed with more bold statements such as micro minis and cropped tops. As for accessories, lady like items made a comeback with small tote handbags and bows perched delicately on top of beehives.

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It is clear that the 60’s are back with a bang and will be influencing the fashion trends of Spring. For further inspiration on the decade look at retro style icons, like we do at Lady Jojo’s, such as ever the cool Edie Sedgwick who was a muse to Andy Warhol in his Studio 54 hey days.


No doubt the fashion houses looked to queen of 60’s style, designer Mary Quant who shortened hemlines dramatically and invented the micro mini skirt we know today.


And who could forget ‘The Face’ of the 60’s and the flower power generation supermodel Twiggy. Who’s waif figure made micro shifts in bold prints and colours look immediately androgynous and girly at the same time.


Still want more 60’s fashion? Look no further than our Pinterest board – 60’s Mania.

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