This upcoming season see’s the decade’s bold vibe flex its graphic influence in unmistakable monochrome interspersed with the odd splash of bright colour.
Designers channelled inspiration from the early sixties with shapes synonymous with the era, graphic stripes, polka dots, spots and checks.
Silhouettes echoed the desire for unadorned simplicity with a-line and pencil shapes as well as tailored trousers in flattering cropped lengths – giving the mono mood plenty of room to really swing.
1960s fashion: defining elements for spring 2013
Before refreshing your wardrobe here’s what you should look for:
Short hems and A-line silhouettes
Bright colours and block colours, sweet pastels and lively prints
Graphic black and white patterns like checkerboard prints and funky stripes
Fabrics like lace, tweed, patent leather and sequins
Boxy cuts and clean, minimal lines
Mod fashion: powerful accessories
Everything in between a shift dress, an ultra-short miniskirt, a lady-like coat or a structured jacket represents the trend in all of its glory. But alongside the fun prints and the signature cuts, the essence of this season’s take on the ’60s lies in the powerful styling. Loud at times, subtle at others, the accessories play a huge role in complementing your look so keep an eye out for:
Kitten heels, pointed pumps, flat ankle boots and patent Mary Janes
Bold sunglasses, either round, cat-eyes or multicolored
Satchel handbags, small box bags and whimsical clutches
Colorful bangles, exaggerated bowlers, white gloves and retro statement earrings