“graphic” is currently having it’s moment as THE aesthetic buzzword. much thanks to marc jacobs and louis vuitton’s spring 13 shows, the trend is beginning to actualize before our very eyes.
there’s something quite appealing about 1960’s, cool girl stripes. perhaps in the light of the new year, it’s a bit cliche, but there’s something that about graphicness that brings sharp clarity and freshness.
there’s also a nod to the women who were behind the mod movement of the 60s in london who shed their full skirts and pin curls for cigarettes and eyeliner. they were rebellious in their time for making themselves visible and autonomous, not wanting to be attached to a man and seeking their own independence and identity.AND WE ALL KNOW I CAN AGREE WITH THAT.
for sake of importance, i will also throw add that the shift crop top is having a major moment (as depicted below in louis vuitton’s spring 13 runway), but that my friends…is another story for another day.
and just in case you also feel the passion behind this mod revival, here’s some picks JUST FOR YOU:
1. J Crew bikini top (i would personally love to wear this bad boy in the least conventional way possible, and that is with a high waisted black pencil skirt, and and open chambray button up)
*one last note* while the subculture of this movie isn’t quite pertinent to the mod movement, “that thing you do” WAS set in 1964. and besides being a complete dream of a story and boasting a catchy soundtrack, liv tyler’s hair and makeup in this movie are killing it. watch for inspiration.