While much vintage-inspired clothing design aims for an on-the-nose copy of their particular era, often a marrying of retro and modern elements can bring a unique appeal. This Mod Tie Back Dress from Judith March takes sixties elements and ties them together with a modern youthfulness, with great effect.
Annie Little's Kings and Queens cushions offer an interesting take on one of the best known pieces of design in Britain: the postage stamp.
They've been produced to accompany the current Miro exhibition at Tate Modern. Miro's art influenced the designs of Lucienne Day, amongst many others, so it's hardly surprising that these scarves nod towards her work. Made from 100% linen, they are decorated with a pattern that uses the sketchy, skeletal forms so associated with 50s designs.
Available in three colours, the scarves cost £45 each.
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As high street designs move from heavy Winter options to Spring and Summer collections, fabric choices allow for a whole new variety of textures and cuts to shine. This Linen Tab Neck Dress from Dorothy Perkins' Closet concession line is an ideal frock for warmer weather, with some stylish retro influence on show.
The simple shift cut is instantly sixties, with just enough figure skimming to create a sharp silhouette. With capped sleeves and a mid thigh hemline, the real gem is the tabbed high collar. With the ideal balance of conservatism and femininity, the pockets add a hint of wearable daytime style.
It's now available from Dorothy Perkins for £30.
If you're after a mod-inspired 60s look without breaking the bank, this Tea Dance linen dress could be right up your street.
Inspired by the streets of swinging London, the dress has a round neck, button detail at front, side pockets and zip and hook fastening at back. It's also fully lined.
If the 'raspberry coulis' shade above is a bit strong, there's also a 'storm' (aka black). Both retail for the same price, which is £66.