“Once only the rich, the Establishment, set the fashion, now it is the inexpensive little dress seen on the girls in High Street.” – Mary Quant
The 1960’s is when all of the pent up aggression, need for fun and freedom, and complete disregard for what was traditional broke loose across the world. From London to Paris to New York people around the globe, especially the youth, were deciding that they were going to embrace their individuality and that it no longer mattered what “society” expected. This attitude to led to social and cultural movements across the country and greatly influenced the fashion of the decade. Known as the swinging sixties this decade brought a new perspective to the idea of personal style and individualism.