Austin Powers was set in the 60s.
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Biba was an iconic fashion store in London of the 1960s and 1970s. The store was run by Barbara Huluniki.
For the first few years after opening, the store offered high fashion at cheap prices. by in 1974 the store moved to a big department store in London. Biba has fell into administration twice but then in 2009 House Of Fraser took Biba under their wing and now Biba is going strong.
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
With the division of the Mods and Rockers, it gave music a chance to thrive. Bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones rose to fame. It also influenced aspects of fashion, for example The Who logo was made into T-shirts and other garments.
The Who- My Generation
Some Bands from the 60s
Monday, 25 February 2013
Mary Quant became an instrumental figure in the 1960s. She became famous for the 'Miniskirt' and 'Hot-pants'.
Mary Quant encouraged young people to dress to please themselves.
Twiggy (Lesley Hornby) is a British actress and model. She became the prominent model of the Swinging Sixties.Twiggy was initially known for her thin build and her large eyes, long eyelashes, and short hair.
Twiggy worked closely with Mary Quant and her fashion collaborations, seen in dresses and skirts that hit at around six or seven inches above the knees.
The 60s were notorious for the two conflicting youth British subcultures; Mods and Rockers.
Mods originated from London in the late 50s and early 60s. They influenced some aspects of fashion. The mods often wore tailored suits that were of dark colour. As the years went on, the mods took to wearing Levi jeans with 1 inch turn ups along with Fred Perry tops, desert boots and parka coats.
During the mid 60s RAF emblems and union jack jackets were all the rage between the mods. Also scooters became popular. Vespas being the most popular.
The Rockers (leather boys, ton-up boys) were a biker community that originated in London. The society was based around Cafe Racer Motorcycles and Rock 'n' Roll music. By 1965, the term 'Greaser' had also become common.