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Designing Britain 1945 - 1975 > Fabrics Forming Society > 1950s/1960s > Knitting
 
1950s-1960s: RECONSTRUCTION/MATERIALISM - KNITTING PATTERNS
 
AIAB FASHION KNITS ‘67, free pattern booklet with the female magazine, ‘Woman’s Weekly’. Italian name given to wool brand - PALAZZO - and the wool described in Italian, 'la fibra viva'.
Stylish model in sleek, fitted cardigan.
(fashion, femininity, continental fashion, magazines, photography)
FFS00544 AIAB FASHION KNITS ‘67, free pattern booklet with the female magazine, ‘Woman’s Weekly’. Italian name given to wool brand - PALAZZO - and the wool described in Italian, 'la fibra viva'.
Stylish model in sleek, fitted cardigan.
(fashion, femininity, continental fashion, magazines, photography)

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AIAB PATONS HAT PARADE ... hats knitted in Paris fashion styles.
 No 9100
(fashion, femininity, continental fashion)
FFS00712 AIAB PATONS HAT PARADE ... hats knitted in Paris fashion styles.
No 9100
(fashion, femininity, continental fashion)

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AIAB Knitted bolero-style  bedjacket, No 7807
Sirdar.
(domesticity, femininity) FFS00548 AIAB Knitted bolero-style bedjacket, No 7807
Sirdar.
(domesticity, femininity)

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AIAB Man’s Pullover, No 1777
Sirdar.
(masculinity)
FFS00716 AIAB Man’s Pullover, No 1777
Sirdar.
(masculinity)

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AIAB Cricket Sweater, mans/boys. No 4330
Emu.
(domesticity, childhood, masculinity)
FFS00547 AIAB Cricket Sweater, mans/boys. No 4330
Emu.
(domesticity, childhood, masculinity)

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AIAB Tea Cosies, Coffee Pot Cover, No 2306
Sirdar. Traditional knitted items in contemporary colour ways.
(contemporary, domesticity)
FFS00715 AIAB Tea Cosies, Coffee Pot Cover, No 2306
Sirdar. Traditional knitted items in contemporary colour ways.
(contemporary, domesticity)

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AIAB Stocking Stitch Sweater, No 635
Twilley. Sleek, fitted sweater,  youthful pose.1960s.
(fashion, femininity, youth)
FFS00543 AIAB Stocking Stitch Sweater, No 635
Twilley. Sleek, fitted sweater, youthful pose.1960s.
(fashion, femininity, youth)

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AIAB Classic Cardigan Suit: Country-Fresh, Town Smart, No 9020
Patons. Urban, chic pose. Sleek silhouette, new 1960s skirt length.
(fashion, femininity, photography)
FFS00711 AIAB Classic Cardigan Suit: Country-Fresh, Town Smart, No 9020
Patons. Urban, chic pose. Sleek silhouette, new 1960s skirt length.
(fashion, femininity, photography)

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AIAB Diamonds Forever, No 9743
Patons.
(fashion, femininity, photography)
FFS00545 AIAB Diamonds Forever, No 9743
Patons.
(fashion, femininity, photography)

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AIAB Ladies jumper, fashion economy, No 1828
Lister & Co Ltd 1960s ‘continental styled’ jumpers, with light pastel
colour way, 1960s hairstyles and suntanned models.
(fashion, femininity, foreign travel, photography)
FFS00713 AIAB Ladies jumper, fashion economy, No 1828
Lister & Co Ltd 1960s ‘continental styled’ jumpers, with light pastel
colour way, 1960s hairstyles and suntanned models.
(fashion, femininity, foreign travel, photography)

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AIAB PINS AND NEEDLES magazine, March 1966. The magazine cover 			features Kathy Kirby,  television singing star of the 1960s.
(fashion, femininity, magazines, photography)
FFS00546 AIAB PINS AND NEEDLES magazine, March 1966. The magazine cover features Kathy Kirby, television singing star of the 1960s.
(fashion, femininity, magazines, photography)

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AIAB STITCHCRAFT magazine, December 1962, featuring the top 1960s model, Jean Shrimpton.
(fashion, foreign travel, magazine, photography, continental fashion)
FFS00714 AIAB STITCHCRAFT magazine, December 1962, featuring the top 1960s model, Jean Shrimpton.
(fashion, foreign travel, magazine, photography, continental fashion)

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TEXTS

Christopher Breward, ‘Early twentieth century: clothing the masses’, in, The Culture of Fashion, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1995, pp. 181-224
Martin Harrison, Appearances, Fashion Photography Since 1945, Jonathan Cape, London,1991
Paul Jobling, ‘Introduction’, in Fashion Spreads, word and image in photography since 1980, Berg, Oxford, 1999, pp. 1-13
Valerie Steele, Paris Fashion, A Cultural History, Berg, Oxford, 1988, pp. 261-290
Nicola White, Reconstructing Italian Fashion, Berg, Oxford, 2000
 
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