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Sunday, September 18, 2011

L.A.1960-1980: Hippie scene & Hight Fashion

When I bring the word ‘Hippie’ out, what is in your mind? A group of people in 1960s with the colorful clothes? Or a group of people hole the peace sign and are always happy? 
I did the research about the hippies and in general it is divided into two parts. One part is about the way hippies dress, and the other part is about their lifestyle. Hippies “possess a core belief set revolving around the values of peace and love as being essential in an increasingly globalized society, and they are oftentimes associated with non-violent anti-governmental groups.”(Williams,Jonathan.”Hippie”.Sep 11, 2004) I like their lifestyle. There are all about joy and happiness. At the same time, let’s move on hippies’ outfit. In my opinion, the way they dress is based on their lifestyle. They love freedom and hate restrictive. Therefore the clothes they wear has more colors and also there is no specific shapes. When I type ‘Hippie fashion’ on the searching website, the images came out is the people with the headbands, or the long dresses with the irregular edges. 
colorful hippie girl 
by - jolantajola1

hippie fashion woman
by don hankins
In the fashion trend today, designers is bring more and more hippie scene into the high fashion world. “Folkloric motifs, style, and fabrics were ubiquitous in hippie fashion.”(Steele,Valerie. “The Berg Companiob to Fashion”.book. Page 417.”Hippie style”.) Especially for the folkloric motifs. That is a big part of the new fashion. 
fashion, hippie, knee high socks, legs, style
Jun 15, 2011
Have you ever heard Tie Dye? If you have, do you know it is a part of hippie fashion also? ”Tie-dye describes a pattern of color made by preventing the dye from reaching some areas of the fabric by using tight ties of rubber bands, sinew, string, etc”(“Tie-Dye”.2011)
Maybe Rainbow colors is too much for the fashion scene. But designer took advantage of this idea, and then they started using   soft colors and made lots beautiful fabric pattern.

Trend Alert: The New Tie-Day by Kiki
June 14, 2010
As a fashion student, I think hippie scene will always continue, whether folkloric motifs or tie dye. They will always be the part of fashion trend.

work cited

Willians, Jonathan. “Hippie.” Web.Sep 11, 2004. <>
Steele,Valerie. “The Berg Companiob to Fashion”.book. Page 417.”Hippie style”

Lobenthal, Joel. "Hippie Style." The Berg Fashion Library. The Berg Fashion Library, 2005. Web. 18 Sep. 2011. <>.


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