Saturday, 9 July 2011

Festival of fashion and design

ShopCurious recently acquired a copy of the original programme for the 1951 Festival of Britain. It’s packed with colourful advertisements placed by booming British businesses of the era.

I’ve picked out a few of the ads, mainly featuring fashion and design, just so you can see how things have evolved over the years...

Technology may have advanced, and social structures been broken down by massive changes, but have you noticed that fashion and home furnishings are looking curiously retro of late? I wonder if the way we run our businesses and conduct our relationships will also become increasingly inspired by the styles of a bygone era?

Do you?

1 comment:

worm said...

that daks advert is super cool, such lovely bright colours

not sure where this whole retro thing is going, perhaps this stylistic retreat into idealised childhood will get worse as sentient robots come online and proper futureshock takes hold