Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / 'Polyester: American Fashions of the 1960s and 1970s' opens
'Polyester: American Fashions of the 1960s and 1970s' opens
28
Jun '08
Fashion in the 1960s & 1970s broke many traditions, mirroring several social movements and creating stylistic extremes not seen in the previous decades.

The period saw the popularization of style and design, such as bikinis, mini-skirts, bell-bottomed jeans, tie-dye shirts, broad ties, and platform shoes. Fashion icons included the likes of Twiggy, Jacqueline Kennedy, and The Beatles.

Underlying and driving much of the stylistic change, was the new technology of synthetic materials. "Synthetics" made it possible for designers to quickly and inexpensively produce their products; and as a result, consumers enjoyed textile durability, and fashion variety and accessibility like never before.

Many of us not only remember it, but have lived it! To the thirty and under crowd it's "Retro," and some of the fashion doesn't look all that different from today's trendy clothing.

"Polyester: American Fashions of the 1960s and 1970s," opened in the Holland Museum Wichers Gallery on April 26 and runs through August 24, 2008.

"Word about this exhibit got around & people suddenly donated their virtually indestructible, nearly forgotten clothing from the back of the closet," says exhibit curator, Nathan Kemler. "It should be a fun exhibit for both young and old." -

The exhibit features fashions and artifacts in the context of cultural history. In addition to the 60s and 70s clothing - worn and donated by area residents - there is an introductory section with a dressed mannequin each from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, representing the styles & fabrics leading up to the sixties and seventies. A section of haute couture designer outfits that are not made of polyester but silk, linen, wool acts as a contrast to the mass-produced, affordable synthetic fabric fashions.

All mannequins are fully accessorized with shoes, hats, scarves, jewelry, belts or handbags. - Supplementary artifacts representing the cultural and political setting, include news magazines, news clippings, record albums, plastic toys (such as a Slinky), plastic dishes and television set and more.

On June 28, the exhibit will be brought to life as a full-fledged "Retro" Fashion Show, POLYESTER LIVE, with "period-appropriate" refreshments, music and dancing. It will be held at the Holland Armory behind the museum.

The Holland Museum


Must ReadView All

Bangladesh demands better prices for garment items from US

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Sep 2018

Bangladesh demands better prices for garment items from US

Bangladesh sought better prices for its exports, especially garments, ...

Courtesy: EFI

Textiles | On 21st Sep 2018

Digital textile printing expected to grow at 20% CAGR

Digital textile printing is at this time about 3-4 per cent of all...

Courtesy:  Vishal Banik on Unsplash

Textiles | On 21st Sep 2018

Pakistan's textile exports up 3.72% in July-August 2018

The value of textile and garment exports from Pakistan increased 3.72 ...

Interviews View All

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal, Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal
Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Increasing prices and lack of demand main issues facing industry

Pratik Bachkaniwala, Palod Himson Machines

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Top executives, Textile industry, India

Top executives
Textile industry, India

The event should be organised every year

Rajat Jaipuria,

Rajat Jaipuria

Activewear brand Soul Space promotes organic cotton farming and...

Sham Shah,

Sham Shah

Shamal and Shamal Pvt Ltd is into manufacturing and sales of textile...

Franco Ravazzi,

Franco Ravazzi

Italy-based Tessimenti E Orditi Tinti (T.O.T SRL) specialises in stocking...

Eamonn Tighe, Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Kevin Nelson, TissueGen

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Silke Brand-Kirsch, Schlegel und Partner GmbH

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner GmbH

<div>Schlegel und Partner is the market research and consultancy company...

Jay Ramrakhiani, Occasions Elegance Wear

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Nisha Chanda, Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Igor Chapurin, Chapurin

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


September 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search