I visited the Museum of Fine Arts Boston a while back for the exhibit Hippie Chic. As someone who has always connected with the hippie era, I was excited to go check it out. As I expected, I was like a kid in a candy shop! The display of colors and textures in the clothing was beyond gorgeous. That, along with the wallpaper and decor really made it so you felt as if you were stepping into a hippie wonderland. They had everything divided into "types" of hippies ranging from crafty, to trippy, to retro and ethnic.
My favorite was definitely the ethnic hippie! I wanted every one of those dresses! The trip confirmed my relation to hippies is in fact very REAL, minus the drugs! I was really into the head gear as well ;) Specifically the flower crowns and turbans. I think I'm a blend of crafty, ethnic, and retro. Are any of you hippies? How would you categorize your hippieness??
I think today's fashion is in a way another hippie type of era with the borrowing of thrift and vintage styles, the rise in DIY fashion/accessories, and the overall experimentation that is happening these days. It's an exciting time in fashion!
Peace, love, and happiness,