Have you known that every 20 years popular trends in fashion industry recycle? So, we should say that this fall we see the comeback of the 60’s fashion. It’s very feminine and rather posh. The sixties were the era of Twiggy, bright colours, bold and geometric prints and patterns, short A-lines, wide leg trousers and big hair. Let’s discover the ways of combining the past and the present.
Twiggy is the UK’s most famous fashion icon
The fashion of the 60s in the Fall and Winter 2014/2015
Many elements of the 60s fashion tendencies take part in the evolution of the modern trends and styles. But there is a difference in the fashion of different times – certainly now the look has an edgy update but with details of that time. The pieces look refined and polished, the colours are more subdued and the silhouettes become more sophisticated and minimal. In the fall 2014 the influence of 1960s cannot be called a full theme, it’s like an attitude to the fashion and to the different tendencies. Power houses like Miu Miu, Saint Laurent, Gucci and Louis Vuitton have created their collection using this transitional mod aesthetic and mixing of contemporary and retro elements.
The influence of 60s on the collections by fashion designers for the Fall and Winter 2014/2015
Oversized coat, being created in various colours and cuts by different designers, is the hit of the season. It’s a comeback of popular coats of that time. Louis Vuitton has combined pinafores and polo necks. Valentino has applied chevron stripes and polka dot prints to different pieces, like long outwear with buttons down and feminine maxi dresses. Gucci offers very comfortable fur pieces and knee high boots. He has used pastel shades and tailored styles to create a perfect collection for various women. There are some elements of the 60s fashion, which you can see in different collections of the fall 2014.
Fashion elements, which define the reenvision of the 1960s
The details, having been made of fur, make the garments ready for cold season, like autumn and winter. Look for the fur touches in the adornment of beautiful mini dresses and outwear. Or search for a stylish and soft furry coat to crete a sophisticated look.
This material adds fresh and daytime-appropriate touch to the playful silhouettes of the 1960s. Opt for swingy skirts, A-line dresses, boxy overcoats and shirts which are made of leather.
Dusty shades make the bright colours of the 60s suitable for autumn and winter. Yellow, green and orange colours become dusty-down blues, pinks and greens in the fall 2014. Certainly, you can use bright hues to make your outfit brighter. Think about mustard yellow, cobalt blue, fuchsia pink and emerald green shades. They have been spotted in different collections on the runways for the fall 2014.
Opulent embellishment like crystal embroidery
It is intended for various parts of the day like cocktail-hours or even for the tome after dark. The accessories can be worn with boxy silhouettes as the reference to the 60s fashion.
It’s the main element, which can tie the new with the old. It’s used in toned-down and large-scaled prints together with traditional black and white tones. Retro silhouettes has transformed into sheer pieces in the fall 2014.
Animal prints are suitable for the women, who are really confident.
The catwalks of Celine, Givenchy and Chloe for the Fall and Winter 2014/2015 have shown that this print will be on top this season and it can work with almost all the staples: midi skirts, furry outwear, warm cozy knits and even ankle boots. Leopard print is huge this year. If you want to have it in your wardrobe, opt for the stylish coat. Choose fur, chubby, trench, mac or floor-length styles in trendy leopard print. If you don’t like the idea of the printed coat, try t-shirts with printed elements, boots, scarves and bags. These items can be combined with plainer and brighter colours like red, petrol blue or purple in order to create a statement look.
Some tips of wearing key styles of the 60s fashion
- Minimal style. Focus on textures, cuts and colours. Opt for A-line silhouettes, mini dresses, pastel peacocks, high-waisted pants and comfortable and soft turtlenecks.
- Sporty style. Opt for leather skirts and jackets adorned with different zippers, trims and rivets. Create functional and cool look, mixing casual and more formal garments.
- Rock & roll style. It’s fun and swinging. To look perfect, choose trapeze silhouettes and wear them with black tights. Also you can try sequined shifts with high-waisted leather pants. Crystal-covered pieces will look amazing on the dance floor.
- Folk style. Being inspired by the Italian pop culture of the 60s, the silhouettes are soft and romantic. Opt for embroidered gowns, dresses with shirt-collars, printed midi skirts and beautiful blouses.
Don’t go overboard picking too many retro-feeling pieces.
Take inspiration from the 60s fashion and create your own outfits. Mix various styles and be beautiful.
The video of Gucci’s sophisticated the 60s inspired show for the Fall and Winter 2014/2015