Have you ever noticed history from past decades incorporated into current trends? From Mary Quant’s daring mini skirt to Twiggy’s gamine style, every fashion icon has contributed their style to the 1960’s, encouraging this upcoming designer to do the same.
Fashion from the 1960’s was like no other; it was revolutionary. Innovative trends quickly immersed, landscaping today’s runways. Women of the 1960’s never left without looking well refined and polished. Culottes, mini skirts, and collarless coats were introduced, where mixing and matching pieces became very desired. Natural form-fitting lines featured in deep, bold colors contoured with accents of contrast shades were trendy in the early 60’s, fabricating a statement. The mid 60’s sourced controversy when plunging necklines and sheer fabrics were introduced, with a revival of fuller skirts. Accentuating lean, long legs became a rage in the late 60’s. Everyone was in awe of Twiggy as youth set the stage for fashion; skirts were worn higher, clothing hugged the waist line, and pants were straight cut.
Creative Director and Designer, Vivenne Pash, was raised in Jamaica where she sought out her eye for fashion. She was exposed to local fashion designers at a very young age, holding fond childhood memories of collecting scraps of fabric from designers for her own use. It was not until her teenage years that she foresaw her talents and dreamt of creating her own fashion label. In 2008, Vivienne fulfilled her dreams and launched her own label after graduating with a degree in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of New York.
Inspired by classic looks and trends from the past, Vivienne has applied a youthful modern twist to her Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Her vision was to replicate trends from the 1960’s into well noticed silhouettes that fit every woman comfortably throughout their day. Vivienne’s ready-to-wear garments walked the runway in Vancouver Fashion Week unfolding trends that were famously spotted decades ago.
Pieces from the collection are crafted from a mix of fine material blends that allow the textures to stand out in an elegant way. Separates from her collection are tastefully recreated to be mixed and matched constructing a versatile style. Vivienne has incorporated a color palette that subtly embraces her Jamaican roots; black and white with shades of coral, grey, and nude accents. Revival of black and white, pops of color, and geometric shapes embody her tailored silhouettes that recreate a contemporary, refined edge.
The collection is available online at http://www.viviennepash.com