Every year designers look to the past for inspiration, taking the best from one decade and applying certain characteristics to their current collections. The 1960s are feeling pretty groovy to many designers this season as the runways for Spring 2015 had neo-retro vibes. Floral, ’60s-inspired prints graced the runways at Marni, Marc Jacobs and Mary Katrantzou. Pants from Altuzarra, Prada, Derek Lam and Louis Vuitton, to name a few, have widened significantly since last season. Also gradually widening are the collars of the jackets and trenches on the Spring 2015 runways, as seen at Derek Lam and Prada. These modernized looks are making way for a new silhouette that gives a nod to the hippy generation.
The exaggerated silhouettes and prints inspired by the 1960s are just as bold for this decade as they were in the past. Accessorize with pieces that are just as striking. Geometric shapes and bright colors work perfectly for this trend. Pieces like the metal, crystal and resin ball cocktail ring or the Lucite and crystal multi-finger ring, both from Caterina Zangrando, are the perfect mix of whimsy and psychedelic.