Fashion lovers of the world unite! The blockbuster Mary Quant exhibit is coming to V&A Dundee after a successful run at the V&A in London and we can't wait to see it in the City of Discovery. Quant was the most revered fashion designer of the 1960s and is often credited as being responsible for creating the miniskirt and hot pants - designs that defined swinging sixties fashion.
Check out why you need to get along to V&A Dundee and see this showstopping fashion exhibit this year.
Immerse yourself in the 60s
The swinging sixties in Britain were adorned with Mary Quant's designs and her signature style came to define 'the London look' and was instrumental to the mod-movement of the 1960s.
Inspired by youth subcultures of the 60s, Quant's designs contrasted the full, mid-length skirts and pastels of the 50s and propelled fun colours and shorter hemlines to the forefront of the mainstream fashion world. Quant's fashion captured the essence of post-war feminism in the 60s and represented women's strive for freedom through liberating, and sometimes daring, designs.
Immerse yourself in this iconic decade and all the designs it came to be associated with at V&A Dundee during the Mary Quant exhibit.
see the iconic fashion
From mini skirts and hot pants to colourful tights and PVC clothes, you'll get to explore all of Quant's signature collections and see the trends that defined two of the most fashion-forward decades in history at V&A Dundee this year. 60s and 70s fashion wouldn't be the same without Mary Quant's influence and you can find out why when you visit V&A Dundee.
At the Mary Quant exhibit, you'll get to discover some of her signature styles, like her mini dresses with peter pan collars and the underwear range she created in the mid 60s. Explore the fascinating collections and see how Mary Quant shook up the British high street.
explore the fascinating history
Mary Quant was known for challenging conventions. Her daring designs and bold fashion choices helped encourage a new age of feminism in the 60s by liberating women and encouraging them to seek out fashion choices they liked and felt comfortable in.
Quant was the driving force behind trousers for women, higher hemlines and tights, and she revolutionised the high street by introducing the mass production of clothes to make them accessible to everyone. Fashion and history buffs alike will find this exhibit captivating; it's a must-see in Dundee this year!