The Great Getaway
Summer is finally here (hurray) and we are all looking to getaway or enjoy the weather at home. Travel has always been a big influence on the fashions of the day especially during the birth of air travel in the 50’s and 60’s and a time when people started looking at what our continental cousins were doing the other side of the channel.
We have handpicked a couple of our favourite destinations and suggested some outfit choices to pack…
First stop: THE SOUTH OF FRANCE
Playground of the rich and famous with it’s sun-kissed beaches, fabulous boats and super yachts, home to the film festival and spectacular Monaco race. This was and still is a place to see and be seen. It’s relaxed glamour relaxed has an air of joie de vive. At it’s real height in the 50’s and 60’s with home grown starlets such as Bridget Bardot gracing it’s ports and boulevards.
What to pack?
You will want cottons to keep you cool and good colours to really show off that golden tan. To save on space take items that can transition from day to night easily and soft tailoring is a perfect way to achieve this.
Second stop: THE FAR EAST
Full of promise and the exotic is what the draw was for vintage travellers. A land and far away destination that held real intrigue and interest in it’s cultures and history. An inspirational place that was so very far removed. This was a ‘modern’ explorers paradise and many of the traditional costumes and fashions were adopted and incorporated into the fashions of the time during the 20’s and 30’s.
What to pack?
Go authentic and opt for silks and pattern. Kimono styles are perfect for daytime and lounging, whilst more fitted pieces that both modest and mysterious are ideal for night time.