Stand in front of the house where Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull lived, peek in an apartment without curtains and see an original Andy Warhol picture on the wall, walk in the same street where Mary Quant showed her miniskirt in the early sixties. So, buy a baguette where Annie Lennox working to finance her career, hunting for antiques in the markets of the city, on Saturday morning, and admire the pastel-colored houses. But also, walking only to see hats shops, enjoy the magic of an ancient square or the quiet of one of Europe’s largest terraces. This is London of the great classics, the London of which much has already been written and that many know and love, both for what it is famous, and it is for that which is still unknown.
Everyone wants to go there to study, to work, to shop around. Because it’s where everything is possible. Because that’s where people dress without paying much attention to fashion. It’s out of rule in the rule. The Swinging London suggestions animated fashion of the autumn / winter. Easy and natural the association with Twiggy, Studio 54, the Beatles and their unmistakable image. Usually to replicate are enough simple details, the Brit Hits, or also known like the hot season trends: glasses over round, colorful and stylish,: the Scottish kilt, very short; the tartan pinafore; the tweed jacket; the suit and handbag queen Elizabeth. Bringing back at 60’s!
In the 60’s the hems of skirts that are shorter, more and more, to give rise to the head that can be called the “manifesto” of the rebels Swinging Sixties: the miniskirt. Mary Quant threw in his famous shop in Chelsea, London: Bazaar. After the famous collection Space Age, in 1965, also Andre Courreges, for the Mod collection, he created a simultaneously to Pierre Cardin. Today the miniskirt is a cult, protagonist of the Fall / Winter 2015-16. From super glittery mini kilt to high-waisted, pleated skirts from those pleated balloon or closed handkerchief, the season says : show your legs.
On the catwalk . In leather, with front zip, the Louis Vuitton version. With slits that of Carven, combined with a jacket in the same fabric. Vynil, faux crocodile, the A version of Miu Miu, to show off with shirt and coat houndstooth. Soft tulle, the miniskirt Delpozo, combined with a shirt with puff sleeves.
How to wear . With half-heel pumps, ankle boots, short or high with an invasion of cuissardes. They are good on everything. With malinconic and youthful touch at the same time, they are almost always very refined. Nothing is better than a pair of boots. The more daring can choose the Vynil and glitter leather version.
The tweed is still going? Yes, but in a variant graphics and unconventional. The designers have abandoned the classic design, masculine and severe. They have turned him into a pattern of playing with new generation versions macro and bright colors. So, if you want to wear a garment that you already own, make it more modern than past. For example, mix it with other patterns and contrasting fabrics, taking inspiration from Miu Miu or also Prada catwalks. It is a device that gives a sporty look with tweed and elegantly punk, giving female attitude to a normal and daily masculine pants tauiller.