1960s fashion: going mod for spring 2013.

Take inspiration from the playful side of the ’60s in bold prints, bright colours and short a-line hems. This spring the evolution of the mod revival continues.

What would spring be without another whimsical take on fashion, allowing us to have fun, look feminine and hold onto one of the biggest trends of the year? If 2011 shyly introduced us to the 1960s swing, it was the spring of 2012 that put the focus back on a revival of ’60s fashion. From mod, to folk and sex kitten inspiration, last season was all about rediscovering the playful elements of the highly acclaimed decade.

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For fashion in spring 2013 the spotlight falls back on the ground-braking mod fashion, as reenvisioned for the modern woman by designers like Michael Kors, Fay, Moschino and Louis Vuitton. This season’s take on the ’60s pursues a sexy, colorful and youthful vibe, paying tribute to girls like Twiggy, Françoise Hardy and Jane Birkin. While there’s clearly no stopping for the fashion trend, here’s how to still make the most of it.

Louis Vuitton 2013 Damier Cubic Speedy Cube – Yellow

Seen speedy at Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2013 wonmen’s Fashion Show. the Speedy Cube in Damier Cubic Reinterprets the iconic Speedy bag in the geometric spirit of the collection. The historic Damier pattern is replicated using the traditional embrodered calf leather, to create a 3D flocked finish that is both feminine and eye-catching.

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– Shiny silver brass metallic pieces
– Tonal silk lining
– Interior pocket with Spring/Summer 2013 collection signature tag
– Protective bottom studs
– 22 x 22 x 13 cm
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The best things about Louis Vuitton, in my view, are the sheer volume of handbag designs the company produces every season and the enormous leather goods history on which Vuitton has to draw. For the Louis Vuitton Monceau BB, new for Spring 2013, both of those uniquely Vuitton elements come in to play; the result is a beautiful, modern take on an old favorite. The bag bears no resemblance to the heavily Damier-covered runway bags for the collection, which will likely be a welcome development for many Vuitton customers.

The Monceau BB is a miniaturized version of a design that first came out in 1986. The new bag is eight inches wide, which makes it just big enough to hold warm-weather essentials, and although the original was made from monogram canvas, this version comes in both durable Epi leather and gleaming, monogram-less vernis. The limited branding on both versions jibes well with reports that Louis Vuitton is looking to emphasize leathers instead of monogram and damier canvases in order to keep up with the increasing sophistications of customers, particularly in emerging Asian markets.

The bag itself will likely look familiar, even to those who aren’t familiar with the original bag from the 80s. Lots of designs (most recently the Loeffler Randall Rider), have used the shape as inspiration for new designs during the school-satchel trend, first spurred by the Proenza Schouler PS1 several years ago. In light of all that, it only makes sense that Louis Vuitton would choose now to bring the bag back; in this miniaturized form, it’s particularly perfect for the warm weather ahead.

The Epi leather version is $1,550, while the vernis bag is $1,720, both via Louis Vuitton. For all the colors in which the bag’s available, check out the gallery below.

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Louis Vuitton 2013 burnished patent leather Monceau BB – Pink

A disarming retro style. Beautiful highly burnished patent leather. Cross body or shoulder carry options. All these features combine to make the Monceau BB a distinetive yet lovely feminine bag.
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– Removable and adjustable shoulder strap
– Front exterior pocket
– Classic Louis Vuitton S-lock
– Patent leather calfskin trim
– Golden brass metallic pieces
– Microfibre lining
– Interior zipped pocket

Discount offering for the newest 2013 fashion bag Monceau BB on Fashionflag USD US$125.1 only, today, own it now!

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Pastel Puppet – Alexa Yudina plays a puppet on strings for the April cover shoot of Elle Dubai, shot by Giovanni Squatriti. Wearing pieces from Louis Vuitton’s spring 2012 collection styled by Cori Amenta, Alexa is pretty in pastels against a sky blue backdrop.

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Polaroid Moment – The city of Venice serves as the backdrop to Dennison Bertram’s latest work featured in Marie Claire Czech. Bertram captures model Hannah Lutterbach in romantic polaroids wearing designs from the recent Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama collaboration, styled by Sona Jankuliakova. The capsule collection features playful polka dots, silk scarves and a wide variety of handbags designed by the Japanese artist. / Makeup and hair by Branislav Nikic

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Eternally chic, forever feminine, the Louis Vuitton woman takes the transition from summer to winter in her stride with a Prefall 2012 collection that builds on the House’s signature looks and sassy, sophisticated style. Inspired by the effortless elegance of Charlotte Perriand, the collection fuses military details and mannish checks with rounded volumes, opulent fabrics and luxe embellishments in an array of desirable, wearable pieces with instant appeal.

Leading the line-up, soft cocoon shapes and swathes of fur in a rich autumnal color palette are a warm, reassuring presence as temperatures fall. Some silhouettes give a discreet nod to previous Marc Jacobs collections for Louis Vuitton, among them a check balmacaan coat with leather details and its matching A-line skirt, a fake fur bubble skirt with military pockets, and a yellow crepe cady baby doll dress that is sweetly reminiscent of summer. Silky fur adorns many of the season’s standout pieces, be it on the fox collar of a camel bonded cotton jacket with sporty buckle closures or the pockets of a sleeveless black wool baby doll dress for evening, or else in the luxurious form of a short green and black mink jacket shrugged over a pleated, color-blocked dress in silk and satin.

In the spirit of Marc Jacobs’ signature cool chic, overtly feminine pieces are toughened by masculine influences, as when a powder-camel wool skirt with fox fur pockets is teamed with a beige leather biker jacket, or a silk duchesse bonded jacket in bold check is belted over a yellow T-shirt dress delicately embroidered with flowers. Even when she wears trousers, the Louis Vuitton woman remains flirtatious and feminine – witness lustrous gold cropped jeans and a matching jacket, the iconic Stephen Sprouse leopard motif reinterpreted on a sharp mohair jacquard suit, and a midnight blue grain de poudre tuxedo paired with the shortest of shorts.

Prefall 2012 shoes and accessories take up the key themes of the ready-to-wear. Shoes revisit Spring/Summer’s Fifties-inspired pumps, whose simple shape, with a pointed toe and slender heel, is dressed up with opulent materials – pony-styled calf leather, glazed calf leather, satin and, most spectacularly, fox fur – and extravagant embellishments, notably Louis Vuitton studs and padlocks on metal toe caps.

Accessories spotlight mink collars and cuffs, studded leather or leopard-print berets and slim belts in the collection’s bright accent colors or embellished with studs and eyelets. Fashion jewelry features crystal resin or studded chokers and – in another reminiscence of previous seasons – bejeweled metal collars. To shield her eyes from the glare of the autumn sun, the Louis Vuitton woman dons a pair of folding mirror sunglasses, which – thanks to an ingenious rotating hinge – she can also wear as a necklace.

After the Speedy and the Lockit, it is the turn of the iconic Papillon bag to be reinterpreted for Prefall 2012, its slender cylindrical shape rendered in rich shades of calf leather debossed with the Monogram pattern. Meanwhile, two of Spring/Summer’s standout designs – day-to-evening pochettes on dainty silver chains, one Monogram-embroidered, the other in two-tone bonded leather – are revisited in autumn’s darker color palette. In the extravagant spirit of the season, the latter also comes in luxuriant emerald green fox fur.

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After casting her for the collection’s lookbook, Louis Vuitton once again opted for the modern faced Arizona Muse to embody the Cruise 2012 girl. The collection imagined by Julie de Libran and Sofia Coppola, was shot by Mark Segal in azure picturesque Corsica, where a perfectly tanned Arizona poses swinging, almost smirking with nothing but the sea as the background.

Carrying a white perforated version of the classic Saumur bag, a jockey hat and wearing a mini heart printed combi-short topped with a gold metallic collar, Ms. Muse is true to her name for the ideal Cruise look. The same heart print made its debut on the cover of V Magazine 74 The Model Issue. In another shot, the rising american model wears a one piece bathing suit paired with a studded light tweed jacket, accessorized with a big Louis Vuitton chain and a red Sofia Coppola PM bag.

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