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The Dressmaker's Library: Mary Quant * Autobiography"

Mary Quant * Autobiography.  Published by Headline Publishing Group, 2012.

Much has been written about how Christian Dior revolutionized fashion with the New Look of 1947.  849 more words

Mary Quant Eyeshadows

Hm, Mary Quant. Wasn’t that something from the 1960s, mod dresses and cute tights?

(Pic taken from the dovima2010 flickr page.)

Turns out the iconic UK brand is alive in Japan, running a badass… 504 more words

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February 11 in history

660 BC – Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.

1531 Henry VIII was recognised as supreme head of the Church of England. 619 more words


Mary Quant: Fashion Icon Exhibition

By Sarah Catherine Jones

Perhaps one the most revolutionary designers of our time, Mary Quant’s non-conformist attitude to fashion perfectly captured the cultural progression of the sixties and seventies. 285 more words


'You Say You Want A Revolution'

I was lucky enough to visit the amazing exhibition on the 60s called ‘You Say You Want A Revolution’ on Wednesday 16th November with my classmates from college. 263 more words


V&A Blythe House, Clothworkers' Centre

The visit to the V&A Clothworkers’ Centre allowed us to personally view garments from past eras close up.

I have been finding that the Culture & Context module is a beneficial partner to the Fashion Trend Analysis course in that they both rely on linking contemporary PESTEL factors to the clothing produced at a certain time. 334 more words

Why I love hippies!

The civil rights movement. Free love. The Pill. The Beatles. Easy Rider. Mary Quant. Swinging London. Midnight Cowboy. Jimi Hendrix. Woodstock… From a decade threatening to collapse into the abyss of post war austerity, racism and rampant misogyny – like a phoenix bursting from the ashes of the 50s wasteland, the 60s soared high, with its signature kaleidoscopic colours and ignited an exciting explosion of political activism, music, fashion and of course everyone’s favourite subject – sex. 295 more words