Ask: 5/16/11

When you think of British fashion, what pops into your mind?


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. Swinging London, 60s mod. It’s my first thought.

  2. Ms. Marple

  3. Mod and/or punk rock

  4. 60’s Mod. Is it a Beatles thing?

  5. It’s either a Beatles thing or an Austin Powers thing…yeah baby!

  6. Me! Seriously though… Alexander McQueen, Kate Moss, mod, punk and – at the moment – Kate Middleton.

  7. tartan, punk, fun, crazy

  8. beautiful coats and hats

  9. 60s fashion, Carnaby street, Mary whats-her-name. It was incredibly lively and fun.

  10. First, Mary Quant and Twiggy. Mondrian-inspired modern art colorblocking, microminis and patent-leather boots.

  11. Yes first thing that comes to my mind is the Beatles attire, and maxi coats with fur at the collar and cuffs and mini skirts with high boots. But these days I also think of Diana and Kate.

  12. A Burberry Mac and black brolley

  13. I worked on ships for 10 years and met lots of Brits. I hate to say this, but the one thing that always stood out was clunky shoes.

  14. Tartan plaids, riding clothing, and Military garb.

  15. margueritedesigns

    Zandra Rhodes, Mary Quant, Norman Hartnell, Hardy Amies, Vivienne Westwood, Jean Muir, Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, Betty Jackson, Philip Treacy, Wayne Hemingway, Stella McCartney …

  16. margueritedesigns

    Ooh and don’t forget Laura Ashley …

  17. I think of sweaters paired with knee-length skirts and sensible shoes, sort of a schoolgirl look (think Joan Fontaine in “Rebecca”).

  18. Definitely the mods, but then also things like peacoats and rain boots! Cozy sweaters…

  19. Vivienne Westwood all the way for me.