The urban nomads have put up their bedouin tents on many a runway the past seasons.  The roots of this style are to be found in the dashing ”Saharienne” collection from ’68, in which Yves Saint Laurent originated the theme.
We recently posted about
60s youth culture , and Laurent’s safari-inspired collection was partially a reaction to the students’ uprising in May ’68, which catalyzed his introduction of women’s trousers into the everyday wear of a fashionable woman.
The Saharienne collection was mainly founded on masculine styles revised in some manner – like this shirt worn by super model Veruschka in French Vogue, August 1968.

 

 

Sep 25