Video of the Day: London’s Fashionable Carnaby Street, 1968


Is New York Fashion Week’s barrage of new collections all beginning to blur into a single, overwhelming onslaught of lowered hemlines and of-the-moment colors, style nerds? Then allow us to help you cleanse your palate with a wonderful, two-minute video shot on London’s trendiest thoroughfare, Carnaby Street, back in 1968. It’s a veritable feast of fashion inspiration, from hippies decked out in beads and Eastern-inspired garb to mods in sharp sheath dresses and tailored suits. If this isn’t a reason to wish for a time machine, we don’t know what is.

[via How to Be a Retronaut]