Mini-skirts, Afghan coats and blue jeans: three global fashion happenings. / Gilbert, David; Ashmore, Sonia.

The Sixties: A Worldwide Happening. ed. / Mirjam Shatanawi; Wayne Modest. Amsterdam : Uitgeverij Lecturis B.V., 2015. p. 161-177.

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The mini-skirt, Afghan coat and denim jeans are discussed as different kinds of global fashion happenings during the 1960s. The article goes beyond the orthodox focus on key fashion centres and diffusion of trends, to consider different geographies of adoption, adaptation and recoding of fashions in the period. This is a contribution to a wider consideration of the nature of the 'global sixties', associated with an exhibition and events at the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam.
Original languageMultiple languages
Title of host publicationThe Sixties: A Worldwide Happening
EditorsMirjam Shatanawi, Wayne Modest
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherUitgeverij Lecturis B.V.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-9462261501
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2015
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