What to salvage from your mothers/grandmothers closet ?
Luckily, I think I managed to salvage my mother’s knitwear before she got to the point of either chucking it all out, or wearing it to death. As a result, I now have quite a nice haul of 1950's cashmere twinsets, although unfortunately the beaded ones have all long gone to moths. I think they must have been something of a mainstay wardrobe staple, or a daily uniform for the 1950's housewife and teenager.
Another great find from the fashions of the 50’s and 60’s, were the skinny rib tops in plain colours, snug sweater dresses and of course the famous turtle neck. After Cardin did the styling for Patrick Macnee in the first Avengers film, the label then turned to the eagerly awaiting women and in 1969 came out with the Beat look, a black turtleneck sweater with matching black tights.
Rodier flooded the market with colourful polo necks, sold at its many retail shops, and, after a rummage through my mother’s cast-offs, I seem to have usefully acquired a couple of these extremely versatile little numbers, which are amazing to mix and match. Finally, the last of my incredible finds from the veritable vintage treasure trove that was my mother’s collection, was of course a series of stunning Courreges knitwear, this particular green one (above) is of my own sourcing and gets holy grail status from me and can be worn totally as is!