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Topics: Fashion, Clothing, Haute couture Pages: 24 (5524 words) Published: April 4, 2015
COLEGIUL NATIONAL ,,SILVANIA” ZALAU
ATESTAT LINGVISTIC

THE 60’s FASHION STYLE IN UK

Contents
Title Page

Argument….………………………………….3
Introduction……………………………..…….4
Early 1960s ………………………………......6
Late 1960s ……………………………………8
The mini skirt ………………………………...9
The mod style ………………………….……10
Womens pants ………………………………11
Hairstyles…………………………………....11
Hippy style ……………………………….....12
Single girls ……………………………….....13
Clothes ……………………………………...15
Paper dresses ……………………………......23
Bibliography ………………………………..24

Argument

I have choosen this topic because I am fascinated by fashion in general. Since I was a child I have been passionate about fashion, art and clothing in particular. Almost every week I invited my friends to me, and we all dressed our mother's clothes, shoes and jewelry. 60`s fashion was a real shock everyone. At that time everything changes, influences were everywhere. The musical bands at that period influenced fashion and the person's way of getting dressed. I believe that the 60`s have an extraordinary importance on fashion even today.

Introduction

Fashion went through a revolution in the 1960s. Mary Quant decided that young women needed their own style when she opened her first store, Bazaar, on the King's Road as early as 1955.   She popularised the mini skirt and shift dress which became the foundation of 'the look' for the mid sixties. Vidal Sassoon's geometric hair styles completed the image. A new type of store, the boutique, colourful and trendy with pop music filling the air, became the place to buy these new clothes. Men's fashion also changed enormously.  John Stephen, who opened his first shop in the environs of Carnaby Street in the late 1950s, catered to the growing Mod movement.  Groups such as the Beatles and later more purist Mod bands: the Who, the Small Faces and the Kinks helped popularise the style throughout the country. In the second half of the 60s, young people discovered the past and searched for Victorian and Edwardian military uniforms in shops such as 'I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet' in Portobello Road.   Change came again at the end of the decade when the hippy style - beads, kaftans and long hair replaced the look of the mid 60s.  The style reached its peak in the Summer of 1967, but continued to influence fashion well into the 1970s. Unisex clothes were tried in the late 60s.  The older generation were already complaining that it was difficult to tell young men and women apart.  The one universal legacy of the 60s was the jeans and T-shirt, worn by both men and women. Of course this fast pace of change was only for the young.  Full employment and a school leaving age of fifteen meant that teenagers had money to spend on music and clothes. They were often married by their early twenties, so this period of freedom was short lived. Music and television programmes such as Ready, Steady Go and later Top of the Pops, helped to spread the new styles throughout the country, but different regions and different generations moved at a different pace.  Some groups did not adopt the same styles.  Many working class youths in the late 60s saw nothing for them in the hippy style and went to the opposite extreme.  The Skinhead movement derived from the Mod style of the mid sixties added ultra short haircuts and rather than a constant changing look became a distinct uniform. Older people also tended to be slower to adopt new styles and there was a marked generation gap in the 1960s.

The 1960s featured a number of diverse trends. It was a decade that broke many fashion traditions, mirroring social movements during the time.In the middle of the decade, culottes, go-go boots, box-shaped  PVC dresses and other PVC clothes were popular. The widely popular bikini came into fashion in 1963 after being featured in the musical Beach Party. Mary Quant invented the mini-skirt, and Jackie...

Bibliography: www.wikipedia.com
www.wam.ac.uk
www.retrowow.uk
www.ukhistory.uk
www.fashion.uk
www.outwear.uk
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