The sixties and its famous Mod fashion is part of history now. Don’t archive it just yet, though! We have found that it’s alive and well, and living in 2014, with its latest re-incarnation trending for autumn/winter 2014/2015.
The likes of Alexa Chung and Emma Stone have been spotted in shift dresses framed by Peter Pan collars. Gucci produced minis with embroidered bibs, and made a feature of side-buttons, while Miu Miu’s shifts glittered. Valentino stunned in a hot cut-out pink slip dress, and House of Holland flaunted bold prints.
Skirts are A-line and short, whereas necklines are up, taking their cue from high-neck sweaters. Shoes have gone kitten-heeled, while boots stay knee-high – check out Hedi Slimane’s metallic creations for Saint Laurent – although back in the day, white plastic calf-length by Courrèges was to die for. So check the vintage shops! Flats point their toes, and straps have returned, on what the girls of Twiggy’s day used to call granny shoes.
Think of the era’s life style and culture, and go psychedelic! Or choose fabrics with large floral or bright harlequin tendencies, and place a target on your tee. Dazzle with dots, kaleidoscope magic, Op Art stripes or Mondrian blocks. See Valentino’s black and red skirt for more inspiration, if you need it – but we think you’re getting the idea now.
Make a statement with geometrics. Work a monochrome outfit, or embrace a white suit with matching tights and flat metal-buckle shoes, and break it up with a belt. Rock primary colours; the main message is to keep lines clean, with an uncluttered look. Come over all demure with pastels, and keep nails and lips pale, too.
Decorate with bows, zip pockets, glitter and embroidery, and slip on a pair of white-framed sunglasses. Go for dangly plastic earrings, and chunky gold. Team tartan kilts with long socks, and throw on a cross-body bag with a chain shoulder strap. Re-discover felt for hats, shoes, bags and patches.
Brigitte Bardot declared that couture was for grannies, but now that Mod fashion is trending on the runways, she might have to revise that view!
The featured photo is of Blair Eadie From Atlantic Pacific
Mod Fashion 2014: Doina Ciobanu is wearing a mod floral slip dress from Yumi
Blair Eadie is wearing a leopard print brown dress from Red Valentino, beige jacket from Everlane, white collar from Milly, sunglasses from Prada, bag from Chanel and the shoes are from Gianvito Rossi
Olivia Purvis is wearing the all within the Mod Fashion Trend 2014, coat, jumper, skirt, shoes and bag from New Look
Louise Ebel goes mod wearing a dress ad hat from Comptoir des Cotonniers
Jacey Duprie is wearing a dress from French Connection, shoes from Schutz and the clutch is from Clare Vivier
Virgit Canaz is wearing a tartan dress from InLoveWithFashion, sweater from Choies, coat from Zara, over the knee socks and bag from New Look and the boots are from Burberry prorsum
Shea Marie is wearing an outfit from Tommy Hilfiger, sunglasses from Celine and a headband from Lanvin
Audrey Leighton Rogers is wearing a coat from Tally Weijl, floral dress from Own The Runway, sunglasses from Zero UV and brogues from LK Bennett