Sunday, April 16, 2006

Individuality Takes Over

In the late 1960's, we begin to see the influence of "streetwear" on fashion designers. By 1968, young fashionistas had begun to wear clothing found in antique stores, army-navy outlets, and shops selling ethnic imports. It became important for young people to have their own individual and unique look. Designers soon caught on, and in 1968-69, peasant, gypsy, and ethnic looks were prevalent in body skimming styles.

This exotic dress in a high quality cotton is printed with a Far East Indian block print. The gentle A-line shape and bell sleeves are typical of the era.

See this dress and more at Couture Allure Vintage Fashion .