Cool Britannia

0 Posted by - November 19, 2012 - Diary

When you think of London, the image of Carnaby Street back in the swinging sixties come to mind. The coolest destination for the era, it saw the likes of The Who, The Rolling Stones and The Faces grace its streets.

One of the stand out graphics for this time was the Union Jack. It covered everything from homewares to clothing. With the British invasion of music, fashion, art and film infiltrating the popular culture, it really made a statement.

My favourite colour combination, pink and red.

The nineties saw a resurgence in Cool Britannia with Oasis, Blur, Pulp and, yes, even the Spice Girls. How can you ignore the Union Jack dress worn by Ginger?

New young designers like McQueen and Galliano brought London Fashion Week back in focus.
Bowie in McQueen

Damien Hirst kept the Pop Art movement alive with his exhibitions and famous Pharmacy Restaurant in Notting Hill.

And now it has come full circle with the Royal Wedding, the Jubilee and the London hosted Olympics and Paralympics.