Swinging 60's fashion styleFriday, May 22, 2009
What a gem of a book this is. I was browsing through Selfridges fashion book section in London and was just about to leave when I suddenly saw this wonderful Japanese book, Swinging 60's fashion style. The book contains loads of clippings showing everyday fashion from the 60's. No credits has been given (shame on you Pie books!) but I suspect the material is picked primarily from English mail order catalogs. When you are a fashion history book junkie like me you notice that the same photos pop up in every book so it was really refreshing to see completely fresh images from this decade.
This is a fantastic reference book and the graphic design is really delicious, by making collages of the old tears and incorporating different colour blocks they make the images look even fresher. I give this book a five out five and wish they would do books for other decades too.