I have been wanting to do this post for a while. Fashion is always revisiting different decades and past trends, and this is true of the Mod style. The film, This is England, and spin off Television Series, This is England'86, is the perfect example of the fashion and culture of that time (the Director Shane Meadows deserves his own post). The Mod style is influenced by the fashion and music (Ska, Jazz) of the mid 1960s, There are many interpretations of how to wear this look, as it is a trend that has evolved over time.This style, is once again being revived, and Topshop has given us a collection that is to be admired.
Topshop look book offers inspiring fashion trends and styles. The collection, This is England is a gritty British look, paying homage to the 1980s. It has an androgynous feel, featuring boyfriend coats, traditional checks, and appealing denims, all true to the Topshop style. The statement bags and cut out shoes are my favourite pieces from this collection. The cut out detail on the boots and flat shoes will no doubt be on my A/W wishlist this year.
KATZ2 CUT OUT SHOES
I could easily make a wishlist, a day, from everything on the Topshop website. This collection, ticks all the boxes for me, mum jeans, pretty white shirts (a staple piece), and tartan pencil skirts that add a feminine touch to this Mod style.
All these outfits (above) have elements of the Mod style. The boyfriend coat has the boyish silhouette and the oversized look that is on trend, and looks great with a tailored trouser. Ellie did this look perfectly over at Ellie's favourite things, take a look here. I hope it's not too soon to talk about winter coats. There are many styles that achieve this mod style, the Denim Jacket with faux fur collar (I would love a vintage Levi one), the Bomber jacket (perfect transition piece to take you through to autumn, Asos have some great prints available), and the Parker (an easy to wear item, that is cosy and comfy).
You could even incorporate some men's wear (shirts, jackets and hats), and create your very own take on the Mod style. Even One Direction are wearing a style that is very reminiscent of the Mod era (tailored lines, braces, thin ties).
I hope you have enjoyed reading. What are your favourite pieces from the pictures above? Will you be wearing this style this A/W?