“Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation” – Mod Fashion

Posted: March 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

Long before Destiny’s Child made fashion and music collide, there was The Supremes. From all-sequin gowns to matching skirt suits (not to mention those incredible beehives) their impeccable matching style led the way for girl-groups and musicians the world over.

See more terrific photos here!

  1. Uyen Hoang says:

    There is a powerful and stunning presence within clothing coordinated cliques. Just returning from Japan, it’s absolutely fascinating how every social group appears in public wearing outfits that complement each others. I was able to witness couples, girl gangs, and skater boys adorned in wardrobes of every color spectrum, vintage print, and emerging aesthetics.
    The most frequent theme I have noticed in fashion everywhere however, is the cyclical trend of decade’s apparel. While the 90’s are in the lime light at the moment, numerous fashion icons are calling back on the 60’s brightly colored floral prints for 2018, as the article noted. The 60’s floral prints that once hung as curtains in your grandma’s house is now a haute look for mini dresses, skirts, and jackets. Seeing them on the spring runway for Balanciaga, Kenzo, and Marc Jacobs was an announcement of the new trend for this year. Not only are the florals making a comeback, but Andy Warhol’s renowned pop art prints are also becoming the central points for many outfits as seen in Versace’s newest show.
    Fashion is always recycling trends, looks, and aesthetics, but now that they’ve made a full circle of the past decades, I can’t help but be awaiting something new that’ll instead create something innovative for what people will look back on the 2010’s and view as iconic.

    • Natalie Van Orden says:

      I strongly agree with what you’re saying about recycling trends. Every time I go out shopping with my mom, she laughs and says what she was wearing in the 80s is finally back in style. I’ve had my grandma say that she had three of my dresses when she was a teen in the 60s.

      Today’s fashion often looks like an amalgamation of the past several decades. I often see examples that it’s not only fashion that is experiencing this, but that our styles of music and literature and visual art today are mixed and matched from movements of the past.
      With the Internet and social media, we are able to exchange cultural information more rapidly than ever before, and we have countless movements and trends from the past at our fingertips. We are easily able to see what trends we like from the past, and bring them into the present, which I think is a unique and defining characteristic of today’s fashion.

    • Yes. I have noticed the cliquing you mention in all fashion, but particularly in Japan’s. My favorite look of the the yamanba (‘mountain witch’) girls.

      A similar mania for uniforms has also appeared in the West. British ‘mod’ fashion from the 60s was all about that.

      One the leading bands of that movement built and entire career on meditating on the attraction and repulsion of blending in with the crowd, becoming on with the ocean, vanishing into the void.

      In the midst of our own culture, which clings so fervently to the idea of personal freedom, the thought that one might want to sacrifice one’s own identity and blend in with human human wallpaper might seem very strange. Yet it’s not hard to see how the some of the most loudly ‘individualistic’ of us deliberately choose to wear camouflage. This not for nothing. The idea of the disappearance of the human figure/ego into the background is a condition known as ‘legendary psychesthenia’, and it has been studied by a number of psychologists and sociologists. As long as were discussing Artaud, we might as well post a link to one of the most famous of these studies.

    • More on mimicry:

      Inside the largest entomology collection in America, there are insects that are out to fool you.

      We went backstage at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History to comb through the collection of 35 million specimens and find these masters of disguise. The trickster insects and arachnids are known as mimics, because they impersonate the world around them in order to survive.


  2. Carl Colby says:

    It can’t be true that a Birkin bag is a better investment than gold, can it?? I’m calling bullshit on that one (I’ll gladly invest my $18,000-50,000 in a fine Italian stringed instrument, which will 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘰𝘶𝘣𝘵𝘦𝘥𝘭𝘺 appreciate).

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