History has a way of repeating itself. In the fashion world, designers find a way to embed their influences from past decades with every trend. For this season, they highlight the sixties. Capturing all essences of the era, including mod and bohemian styles, designers locally and internationally are creating looks that will go great with any GoGo boot or fringe jacket.
The turbulence of the Sixties is revisited with the contrasting styles of mod and bohemian as they return simultaneously. However, designers today are finding ways to allow these trends live harmoniously by mixing crisp with casual, and constructed with free spirited twists.
For the Fall 2014 season, designers like Valentino and Givenchy are creating looks with the structure of mod clothing by making shift dresses, capes, and bold patterns, while adding fur or fringe to give a bohemian vibe. Locally, we see the Sixties revival from many designers like Sweet Lola Lu who takes vintage fabrics and recreates them into modern day structures, while still maintaining their older feel. Also, Kjurek is embracing the trend with free hanging garments that are the sixties look for the modern woman.
These new and inspired looks illuminate the qualities of our era that allow designers to archive from their influences to make something innovative to the twenty-first century shopper.
Written by Claire Butwinick
Our Icons: Twiggy, Jane Birkin, Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn
Twiggy in 1967 Sixties model in a shift dress
Céline Sonia Rykiel Valentino