SIXXTIES

FASHION

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“Moving away from the prim, polished pastels of the ’50s, men and women added more bold color to their wardrobes, women began wearing pants regularly, and all styles became increasingly diverse.”                                      -CollegeFashion.Net

CARNABY STREET TAKES THE WORLD!

Mod fashion was form fitting, bold, and filled with geometric shapes. Color was the key – bright, strange and interesting prints broke the mold of past generations.

Now introducing the MINI SKIRT.

Hems were higher and materials were new but sometimes unpractical. (That didn’t make them any less du jour.)

 

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The tapered trousers and thin lapels of the Italian style, became a new youth cult in the early to mid sixties. Menswear took a colorful turn (FINALLY). Prints and loud shades took hold of the young and wasn’t going to let go for years to come.

CARS

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The 1960s became a time when Americans wanted speed. Out of demand, the muscle car evolved.Safety features such as seat belts and power steering and  made their way into manufacturing, I mean it was about time…

INTERIORS

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Space designs focused on the unusual shapes. This is reflected in the popularity of bean bag and pod chairs. Paisley also became popular for sofas and chairs.Psychedelic patterns and tapestries inspired by Indian and Hippie cultures were on the rise.

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COLOR

Image result for sixties color paletteBright. Bold. A division from the past.

CELEBRITIES

 

M. JAGGER:

His performance style has been a representation concerning gender, image and sexuality of the time. Rolling Stones. Need I say more?

“I wasn’t trying to be rebellious in those days; I was just being me. I wasn’t trying to push the edge of anything.”

 

S. TATE:

A cover girl, model and muse. Sharon Tate had the spark that transcended her from a beauty beyond belief to the epitome of “gone to soon”. Despite her tragic end she is a light that will never go out.

“I pick up if someone’s reacting to me as just a sexy blonde. At times like that, I freeze. I can be very alone at a party, on the set, or in general, if I’m not in harmony with things around me.”
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