It is in again! The mod look for spring has ruled the runways and on to the “Glossy’s” pages. Strong black and white geometric silhouettes and patterns bring the mod trend in to focus. Separates, dresses, outerwear and all.
Carnaby Street was the hub for the Mods in the late 50’s through the mid 60’s. Designers such as the wonderful Mary Quant, Sally Tuffin, Merc and Marion Foale clearly put the Mod look on the scene.
Spring 2013 finds a number of designers and clothing lines celebrating the Mod look again. A long list exists: Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Moschino, Prada, Lacoste, Ann Taylor, Juicy Couture, Guess, Bebe, Lisa Perry, Kate Spade...........
Marc Jacobs parades the black and white (some beige and red as well as ) in wide awning stripes, exaggerated herringbone and “hair pin” bends in fabrics of simplistic jersey knits up to the glamour of sequins. Michael Kors rules with separates and does not disappoint with his wide striped tops and skirts in navys and reds as well as the classic black and white combination. His pin striped trousers or shorts and matching button up shirt can be a statement in its look. In a more subdued solid, Michael shows a set in navy. A basic shift top sporting a white “Peter Pan” collar is accent with the Mod vibe by a hip positioned white belt. Completing the line are clean usable classic coats in red, navy and green.
Putting it clearly to the Mod point, Moschino’s is fully striped and piped in the black and white. Using the noted patch pockets on mini skirts, dresses and coats. Then we have
Louis Vuitton shimmering shift dress below the knee blocked out in black and white secretly shows a slit of pockets in front. Or the micro mini skirts in race checkers and basic blocks are not only in the standard black and white but also striking canary yellow. Vuitton’s puts a spin of the Mod look by taking it sheer in maxi skirts, pants and dresses. Love.
Let’s not forget the 60’s accessories. Hermes’s Kelley bag name for Grace Kelley, was designed years before hand but hit big in the late 50’s. The style carried over to the 60’s. Even though the look has been back for some time, Michael Kors, Zac Posen, Reece Hudson and Vuitton have put it forefront agin in blocks of black and white.
But no Mod look would be complete without the large rounded frame sunglasses made famous by the one and only Jackie O!