Something Sixties in the air?

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“It’s down to me, the change has come – she’s under my thumb”, or so Mick Jagger sang about current squeeze Chrissie Shrimpton, the rock lothario’s girlfriend in early ’60s London.

Plenty of Rolling Stones songs fixated on young Mick’s conquests; beautiful models and socialites who would frolic across the London skyline dripping with shift dresses, liquid liner and dubious substances packed into their purses. Striking (think cult film Blow-Up for attitude), nonchalant and glamorously free-spirited, it was hard to imagine any young female icon of this new era – whether Jagger bedded her or not – being under anyone’s thumb. There was dancing to be done, bands to see and plenty of thrilling new fashion to try out. Change really had come.

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Our favourite fashion moments from the 1960s aren’t so much the goofy, dolly bird looks exploding with neons and polyester then. We like the after-hours look. For our AW13 collection we’ve really honed in on this era’s dark glamour, big embellishments and the idea of enjoying a nifty cocktail après-ski.

Think Edie Sedgwick’s earrings. Think Nico’s whispy fringe when she sings. Think Francoise Hardy; heading out in custom-made Paco Rabanne with Bob Dylan in tow.

Definitely think French. Hell, think Megan Draper in Mad Men that time she did the sexy singing thing for Don (still applies).

Cloak any notion of vulnerability this season in cocoon coats in icy wool, popping checks and stretched daisy prints sewn full of beads and sequin discs. Because strong style needs the character to match this season.

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See more Sixties style and shop the lookbook now.

 

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