FASHION: A CALL TO REVOLT The Role of Sixties Fashion in the Lead up to the Women’s Liberation Movement in Britain

Burrell, Rose (2021) FASHION: A CALL TO REVOLT The Role of Sixties Fashion in the Lead up to the Women’s Liberation Movement in Britain. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

From political allegiance to personal style and identity, the links between fashion, status and individuality perforate society on many levels. The analysis of fashion, therefore, provides a gateway to the social and cultural changes society undergoes. For many the 1960s were innovative and revolutionary with adolescents shaping the style of popular culture, especially fashion. Despite the modernisation and freedom surrounding fifties Britain, the sixties emitted greater feelings of excitement as clothing began to not only reflect but contribute to women’s growing sexual, personal and economic liberation. Women no longer modelled themselves on their mother’s generation, they were free to experiment with individuality and independence, with clothing aiding this exploration. The sixties were an experience, encapsulated by the `vibrant, unruly teenage culture (that) was struggling to break free from the chains of the past.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
Divisions: Departments > History
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Gail Graffham
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2021 08:54
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2021 08:54
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5889

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