Designers reveal their 60’s inspired spring collections

It makes sense that designers have chosen to use the Sixties theme as their inspiration for spring designs following their use of the Seventies flavour for the autumn collection; the Sixties have been associated with bright colours, retro-futuristic shapes, and short hems.

Marc Jacobs preferred to use the decade’s arty references both at Louis Viutton and at his very own label. He used Op-Art inspired white and black stripes in his label’s designs whereas, at Louis Vuitton he used chequerboard separates in lemon yellow, palest nude, and monochrome. Moschino’s collection on the other hand was characterised by Carnaby Street’s shift dresses and miniskirts, swing jackets and trapeze-line coats with delicate pocket detailing.

The PeterPan-like collars and daisy appliqué outfits lacked the Milan flare on the other hand; the Miu Miu pieces had paste jewel embellishments and had box-like cuts which were begging to be paired with a beehive and a pair of mules.

The look, though naïve was eclectic having featured a number of Bakelite and acrylic accessories from sunglasses to earrings, complete with beautiful vibrant shades of electric blue and pastel which created an interesting space-age feel.