Exhibition

1960s-1970s

Yves Saint Laurent, Summer 1967 © L’art et la Mode, Textil Report

Yves Saint Laurent, Summer 1967 © L’art et la Mode, Textil Report

The sixties and seventies was an era of great optimism which saw the emergence of a new way of looking at the world. Fashion was now an expression of unbridled joie de vivre.

The 1960s and 70s at Silks & Prints from the Abraham Archive - Couture in Colour, Photo: Boy Kortekaas

The 1960s and 70s at Silks & Prints from the Abraham Archive – Couture in Colour, Photo: Boy Kortekaas

Swatchbook by Abraham Ltd., 1965, (c) Hulda and Gustav Zumsteg Foundation

Swatchbook by Abraham Ltd., 1965, (c) Hulda and Gustav Zumsteg Foundation

Large designs were en vogue and Abraham Ltd. had mastered the art of the blow-up as had no other. gigantic flowers exploded the conventional repeat for dresses and refused to be bound by the proportions of the human body.