I found a 1964 Burda magazine a while ago, so let’s look inside!
It appears to be smack bang in the middle of the transition between 50’s and 60’s fashion, as you can see strong influences of both decades throughout the magazine.
I love the make up, and that bag is cute too don’t you think?
A paisley dress and a houndstooth coat – very 60’s!
This Asian inspired dress is classic, and wouldn’t look at all out of place today.
Tweed suits and dresses – many of the designs are quite boxy, and merely nipped in at the waist with a tie belt. This is not a look that suits me so I was a bit disappointed to see so many like this, but my Mum said that is just how they wore them!
Whatever happened to all this elegance? Mainstream fashion today seems so downmarket in comparison!
But for me there are no designs in this issue that are screaming out make me, make me, make me! Except maybe this one:
I like it, I’m just not confident I could pull it off successfully. I suppose the right fabric with the right edge will present itself one day. Maybe in pinstripe?
The guest designer must be a long tradition at Burda – in this issue it is Louis Feraud’s turn.
Chanel-style coats – I rather like the horizontal panelling.
Some cute shirts, and some girls trying very hard to be cute!
But the items I love most in this issue are the shoes:
Adorable no? I want each and every pair!
What do you think – are there any designs from this issue that you’d love to make? Which ones deserve to be resurrected, and which ones are best left to history?