60 years of fashion history: from the 60s to the 80s
The year of the 60s
The 60's helped to get rid of the more traditional and classic standards of fashion. Society as a whole was changing, fashion was taking advantage of this revolution. Iconic pieces appeared, such as the mini-skirt, the mid-calf leather boots, the acidic colours were trendy and the patterns like polka dots and stripes very popular ! The great feminine icons of fashion are Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Hardy.
Beach wear, we opt for the bikini ! The first is created in 1946 in Paris but it really became a must a few years later.
The year of the 70’s
The 70’s marked the arrival of bohemian dresses, bell-bottoms and flowing blouses with psychedelic prints. Fashion is marked by a society that frees itself and asserts pacifist claims !
The pieces that we find, besides the elephant leg pants, are the long bohemian skirt and the midi skirt, printed tee-shirt, platform shoes, boots or knee-high leather boots. There are many motifs: oriental, floral, psychedelic prints, or stripes with the famous tie dye, all in trendy fabrics like jeans, fine and fluid fabrics and fake fur. The 70s are marked by feminine models affirmed: Jane Birkin, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez or Romy Schneider.
On vacation, the pop-colored bikini is seen on all the beaches!
The year of the 80’s
The 80s celebrate pop and fluoro because during these years, fashion is great fun !
Models” Supermodels arrive on the catwalk and work the body worship. Claudia Schiffer or Naomi Campbell are the stars of the podiums. Fluoro is now everywhere: from k-way jackets to bum bags, one can even find it in makeup and feminine accessories. The patterns are also numerous: stripes, dots, spots, diamonds, sequins and rhinestones, the more we have, the better ! The star of the Eighties is the leggings, fluoro if possible, to dance all night as in Flashdance !
On the camping side, the one-piece swimsuit with crazy prints or specific cutouts becomes the favourite on the beaches.