All the Mod Cons: What we’ll be wearing in 2013

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sixties style


2013 is set to be super groovy as flower power is being injected back into our wardrobes.  The sixties was such an iconic and classic era for fashion it also gets recycled, referenced and revamped in one way or another when the new season rolls around again. The Catwalks showed that Spring/Summer 2013 is going to be a full on revival of the era that invented monochrome, androgyny and shockingly short hemlines. It was the decade that made its mark in every city, as checkerboard squares and modernist monochrome met doe-eyes, chunky platforms, and kitsch, care-free colour. Fun and youthful at Moschino Cheap & Chic and Louis Vuitton, sophisticated at Gucci – it’s time to master the mini.  Also, look to the likes of Eudon Choi, Prada, Moschino and PPQ and you’ll find their catwalk shows filled with high  necklines, short hems, graphic prints, sharp and clean tailoring. The sixties girl can flit between super feminine and ultimate androgynous beauty with short skirts and flower power being paired with oversize car coats and chunky loafers or low heeled boots. Complete the look with a thick set of lashes a la Mod Queen Twiggy, a slick of eyeliner and the bob or beehive for your retro bonce.  This will definitely be the trademark look of 2013.


Take a look at how the look was styled on the S/S’13 Catwalks…

What to invest in?
To the nail the trend without going all out make subtle hints to this fashionable decade with key pieces. Loafers, a pair of kitten heels, anything black and white and flicked liquid eyeliner are easy pieces to wear that are transitional yet on trend Take at our mood board [above]  for  high street inspiration  of how to become a sixties sister. You can either channel the androgynous cool of the sixties Mod girl- think short hair, Fred Perry Polo, car coats, DM’s and lots of denim.  Or you can embrace the girly side of this swinging  era with short shift dresses, low heels and lots of bare leg.
Icons of the sixties: The girls who set the style agenda
Jane Birkin
Brigitte Bardot
Mary Quant
Celebs who rock the look
Present  day sees celebs like Gizzi Erskine, Zooey Deschanel, Alexa Chung and  Kate Upton working the sixties trend. Look to them for style inspiration so that you can work the most stylish and classic look of the season.