How Designers, Pop Music and Culture Influenced 1960s Fashion

From flower power and peace signs to mini hemlines, love beads and go-go boots, the 1960s was a time of rapid change. Unabated optimism, increased access to affordable clothing and a blossoming youth culture resulted in fashion that was unhinged from its previous compendious aesthetic.

The youth of that era refused to be labeled by society’s standards and began exploring their own interests in music, art and fashion. While this rebellion also began in the previous decade with the emergence of rock ‘n’ roll music and beatnik culture, it reached a peak in the 1960s with hippie subculture.

Our articles explores how pop music, hippie culture and designers influenced 1960s fashion.