Yet back to our message, this summer has a sepia tone that was undoubtedly inspired from the age of a past generation. Sitcoms like Mad Men have brought a new kind of style to the forefront of American fashion culture. It is not just the floral brocades that make this time period alluring. Rather, as Mad Men stylist Janie Bryant states, "it is that time of Camelot and pre-disasters in America and you really get a little glimpse into what that life was all about, before assassinations and before war, just all very pristine and perfect." Perhaps this is the reason why retail manufacturers across the world are donning a style incredibly reminiscent of a more perfect era. It is interesting to observe this conservative fashion revival, in a time where liberal inklings dominate the popular opinion. Why is it that women are flocking to mimic their Grandmothers, and men the icons of the past?
Has the age old belief been validated that everything comes full circle? This question has been tugging at my thoughts all week. In looking at the fashions that are approaching with the change in season, there is an organic divide occurring in the fashion community. There are those of the revolutionary nature and there are those who charge ahead in hopes of a vintage victory. I'm incredibly intrigued to see who is crowned the victor, for I find myself a double agent, constantly floating between the two camps with my ever changing outfit choices. Is it possible that we'll be the love child generation of the Jones' and the Modernists? In terms of fashion, I am curious to see. I love my modernism, but I must confess, a good collared sundress is one of favorite things.