I visited the Fashion and Textile Museum to see POP! Design Culture Fashion exhibition, a visual exploration of youth culture from the 50’s new wave of Rock ‘n’ Roll to Westwood and McLaren’s Sex shop in the 80’s.
There was so much to take in that I have broken it up into sections, starting with the visually pleasing Op Art era of the 60’s.
started a craze for Op Art. It definitely stood out against their stuffy parents style. Shapes were kept simple to really let the prints speak and wearers could dance without feeling constricted.
As the music of it’s day played throughout you really got a sense of the mood and excitement of the time. It reminded me of videos from this time at the clubs where the youth hung out.
The Op Art craze infiltrated not just clothing, but accessories, footwear, jewelery, packaging and interiors.