I SPY SIXTIES

It’s time to replace seventies boho for sixties art deco with modern minimalism this season

David Bailey and Jean Shrimpton

Antipodium SS13

It’s the era it girls were captured by Bailey, models dated Jagger and upcoming designers praised by Vreeland, all of whom were pioneers of the swinging sixties. This season was reminiscent of the daring decade but with a new dimension. Antipodium and Thomas Tait were among the list of designers incorporating a sci-fi-esque element with neutral palettes, including Tait’s white space age boots. “The essence of 60’s style is a big trend for the spring/summer 2013 season, and we see it in the always chic shift and A-line styles and colours,” says Melissa, Fashion Advisor for NET-A-PORTER. And our favorite fashion site caters an array of choices, including Milly’s Jolie chiffon dress, adorned with embellishment.

Louis Vuitton SS13But if short hems and monochrome patterns aren’t for you, look to Louis Vuitton and Moschino, who paid homage with the iconic back combed beehive, as well as Caroline Herrera who used 60’s model Sarah Moon’s smoky eye as make up inspiration. Investing in this trend is essential, as makeup artist Mary Greenwell rightly points out,“that sixties look I don’t think ever goes out of fashion.”

 

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