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Fashion in 1960s by Mind Map: Fashion in 1960s
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Fashion in 1960s

During the late 60s, the hippie movement spread to Australia.

Many of those who opposed to the Vietnam War wore a rebellious style of dress since they acknowledged communal living, experimented with drugs and also explored Eastern religions.

Clothing styles derived from non Western Cultures - Indian and African.

Bare feet and leather sandals were a common hippie trend and flowers and the peace sign symbolised the hippie movement.

The hippie movement influenced other clothing styles such as denim jeans. Denim took a huge part in the youths' clothing trends .

Later on, new styles denim jeans emerged- bell-bottomed jeans, tie-dyed, marbled and painted jeans.

Since hippies opposed to the use of animal fur for clothing, new fabric technology produced the first artificial fur and leather fabrics.

Baby Boomers - A sweeping social change and domination of the youth culture.

Designers responded to a more liberal and daring approach towards fashion.

Broke social traditions that determined what clothing was to be worn when and by whom.

In need of unisex clothing- jeans were introduced during the 60s

Mod Fashion- a youth trend that emerged from London which spread across America, Europe and Australia. This was also focused on London's pop music and art.

Mod fashion included slim fitting and bold geometric shaped clothing. Clothings ranged from Button down shirts, slim suits, stove pipe pants and Wrinkle pickers

Clothes were in mass production and were also affordable.

Colour was a main concern in fashion. The gray, brown or neutral and pastel colours of the 1950s were replaced by vivid colours.

During the 60s era, mini skirts created a lot of controversy since it exposed a lot of the thighs. Until the late 60s, however, mini skirts were accepted by many individuals.

Mini skirts became an icon of the culture of rebellion.

British teen supermodel Leslie 'Twiggy' Hornby was a fashion icon to teenage girls. Her short boyish haircut and slim body frame (hence the name Twiggy) was on the front cover of every major fashion magazine.

Synthetic materials such as Polyester, Plastic, PVC and Vinyl. These clothing materials were rather popular throughout the decade.