Ever since the days of Twiggy and Mary Quaint, London has been a major player in the fashion scene. Since the 60's with its Mod fashions, London has led the way and today is no different. A retrospective of London fashion is chronicled at the Victoria and Albert Museum in Knightsbridge
A recent trip to London brought me to Carnaby St. the home of 60's psychedelic prints and those kitschy white leather boots.
This colorful retro look from the 60's has regained its popularity. In fact, colorful dresses were all the rage in the most fashionable boutiques in the area of Bond Street, London's most fashionable address.
At Temperley London on Bruton St. color abounded. One of my favorites was this interesting combination of peach. pink and purple mixed with neutrals, black and white.
Another British fashion house, Roksanda, known for its interesting color blocking has a gorgeous boutique closeby on Mount Street. As you can see, clashing colors make for an interesting mix.
Not only colors were clashing, but so were prints. Patchwork style prints were everywhere and no one pulled it off in a more sophisticated way than the Spanish luxury brand Loewe. Their Paula's Ibiza collection for Summer 2017 was inspired by the iconic designs and prints that were part of the fun, art and glamour of the Ibizan way of life back in the 80's. This photo was taken at the Loewe boutique on Mount St.
With all the retro Bohemian vibes out there in the world of fashion, one could only conclude that those iconic 60's love beads must follow. British jewelry designer Niquesa has elevated those love beads to a new level with her multicolored six foot long beaded strand of luxury gemstones. Sure seems like the logical conclusion!