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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– Zipper closure, key bell and padlock
– 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.
– (WidthxHeightxDepth) 2.0 x 5.9 x 7.5 inches
– 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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