Flower Power

by - Sunday, March 29, 2015

Flower power was a slogan used during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a symbol of passive resistance and non-violence ideology. It is rooted in the opposition movement to the Vietnam War. The expression was coined by the American beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 1965 as a means to transform war protests into peaceful affirmative spectacles. Hippies embraced the symbolism by dressing in clothing with embroidered flowers and vibrant colors, wearing flowers in their hair, and distributing flowers to the public, becoming known as flower children. [source Wikipedia]

Last time the 70's were in fashion I was in my teens. Sporting massive flare jeans and brightly coloured floral patterns was all the trend back then and is all the trend now for SS15. 

Get ready for patchwork, bellbottoms, contrasting prints, fringes in almost anything you can imagine (with bags and tops being the apparent victims), long gypsy skirts, head scarves and flowers. Oh so many flowers

The name of the trend is "Hippie Chic" and as you can see from the photos it couldn't be more appropriate. Of course, when 70's fashion makes such a big comeback a certain name resurfaces, the most iconic face in the world of fashion. Twiggy.

There will be two different versions of Hippie Chic, one really bright "in your face" and its nude version, so don't you worry if you're not confident enough to rock electric orange, cobalt blue or even canary yellow. Muted pastels, taupes and a wide range of neutrals will still be out in the shelves of the stores, all still floral and fringe-y. 

Will you put your fashion shoes on and walk down this new trend with the rest of us? Personally I'm happy to follow because a) I love the era, b) it reminds me of my youth, c) I look good on flared jeans and d) flowers are my thing! 

Until next time, 


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