Are hippies the style world's new Goths? It's certainly tempting to think so
Why the dark side of ’60s counterculture is trending now.’s biographical drama, is largely focused on Manson’s profoundly troubled female acolytes. “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino’ s unnerving summer release, hurls its audience straight into the heart of the infamous Spahn ranch, with its haphazardly outfitted denizens. Witchy in their crocheted tops, frayed cutoffs and muumuus, Charlie’s girls, as they were known, mind the ranch, thumb rides in the desert and offer themselves on no more than a whim to bewildered passers-by. They share a psychic and aesthetic bond with a brooding type that has long existed in the literary imagination. Sasha, a minor character in “ The Last of Her Kind,” Sigrid Nunez ’s novel about coming of age in the era of Manson, was a striking figure, “with masses of dark, wild, wavy hair.” Never without a cigarette and always in black, she liked to mix leather and lace. Image From left, Manson family members Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten on their way to court in 1969. Credit Bettmann It is not by chance that Sasha and her brooding sisterhood have been resurrected on the runways, designers investigating both the somber and more garishly festive aspects of cult and commune culture. In the 2020 resort collections Missoni unveiled, among other dour looks, a midi-length coatdress the color of blood pulled over tapestry flares; Gucci highlighted pajama-style tunics and harem pants; and Coach clambered on board with a black and a claret-tone update on the billowy granny dress. All of that is to say nothing of the floral-patterned maxi-dresses cropping up at fast fashion outposts like Zara and the homespun vests, frayed cutoffs and fringe-festooned Western jackets for sale at Forever 21. Like its counterculture progenitors, the look smacks of escapism mingled with a moody pessimism. Its recent doomy associations have given rise to a proliferation of shroudish garments, trinkets and amulets, some that evoke the Source, that eerie ’70s Los Angeles cult, its members draped in shapeless white robes and pendants, heads garlanded in flowers. What could account for fashion’s ghoulish fascination with these vagabond styles and subcultures? Image A witchy look from the Gucci resort 2020 collection. Credit Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Gucci The trend is obliquely related to the modesty movement , one high on puffed or belled sleeves, smocklike frocks and ankle-skimming hemlines. It is, in its most recent incarnations, embraced for its currency and social cachet. Simultaneously starchy and louche, the look is meant to be subversive. Hippie style, at its most feverishly vibrant, strikes a similarly dissonant chord that resonates with the fashion tribes. That disharmony has long captivated designers — Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen the most obvious among them — using the runway to battle their demons, Cassidy Zachary , a fashion historian and specialist in the fashions of the ’60s youth quake. “With their smiling faces, long manes and flirty mini-dresses, hippies can seem at once both beautiful and horrific ,” Ms. Zachary said. “Fashion is one place where you can explore those contradictions,” she said. “The counterculture’s unlikely fusion of darkness and glamour was fascinating in the ’60s. And it’s fascinating now.” Advertisement Read more: NYT Styles
N0 If hippies make a comeback hopefully they'll bathe this time around. Crap paper How about no? This isn’t culture driven. This is media machine driven. I have a streaming subscription. I’ll probably wait till they’re available with no additional cost. No, they're just the same old, lazy, jaundiced, nihilistic, America-hating scum as they always were. A world without hippies would have been a far better world for us all.
Go hippies The dark side of the sixties does not even measure CLOSE to the dark side of NOW....I lived it, it was spectacular, annoying, inspiring, grand fun, commitment to love, commitment to shying away from repression. Down side? Maybe too much emphasis on sex and liberation trough drugs устали от рафинированных образов и потянулись к истокам, к романтизму, душевности, человечности, люди не хотят быть послушными роботами, они хотят быть просто собой, со всеми недостатками и эмоциями. Так бывает.Люди хотят свободы, свободы от машины лицемерия и показного аскетизма
MarieJeppesen The NYT knows that the hippies in OAATIH are members of the Manson family, right? booooo!
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No. See: Limbo St. Marks: the photo, it seems that Kupala Night Holiday in Ukraine 😉 Hippies are the shitheads that begot Millennials. A double dose of horribleness No Movie was so disturbing,dont trust hippies! Hippies repented, now lead government, technology, and finance, and media. Then they ran the country into the ground, some by incompetence, some by greed.
Weird article choice. I think you need 3 things to make a trend Hippies will never be goths nor vice versa. While there may be philosophical similarities, the path to such is opposite. Both have value but let's not confuse the base style and path to such.
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Uh, just no!!!! I have been creeped out by Swedes ever since they assimilated Captain Picard. Lolwhat? NYT you are drunk, go home. Midsommar is pro-fa No This is arguably the most out of touch thing the Times has ever written Or Gothic’s No... Hippies are hippies....... I don't understand this take. I wasn't old enough to be a hippie, but I was alive while they walked the earth. They were exuberant, enthusiastic, naive, occasionally dirty, never evil.
sergenyt Hippies are famously independent. They'd no more wear a white uniform than join a cult.
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