Twiggy was the ultimate teenage icon in the 60's; a figure that the average female teenager wanted to be like and the average male teenager wanted to be with. The movement of the 'Mods' was so profound that some of it's style still exists today in the bright, popping colours and the shift dresses that were so popular. Even the 'Peter Pan' collar seems to be making a comeback. This was the time when, for better or worse, the models we saw in magazines became what we wanted to see in the mirror.
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
I'm currently working on a report based on teenage fashion in the 50's and 60's. This means that the focus is not on the couture gowns or the sophistication of Dior and Chanel, but on the average teenger that was influenced by the same societal factors as today. Film stars being one of these factors.
James Dean: Not since his cry of "You're tearing me apart" in 'Rebel Without A Cause' has anyone portrayed so much teenage anguish. And his clothes we're pretty good too. Between him and Marlon Brando, they had the entire population of the 1950's teenager in thrall with their white t-shirts, denim jeans and leather jackets.
Saturday, 11 December 2010
Thursday, 2 December 2010
http://blog.spoonflower.com/2010/03/index.html It is simple yet suprisingly engaging. Cute, slighty odd motifs are what interior textiles are all about at the moment. Check my out my post on 'Reviving Russian Arts and Crafts' for my own take on quirky motifs.