From the Beatles and Carnaby Street to Twiggy and Pop Art, the 1960s saw the United Kingdom emerge as a hotbed of cultural revolution. Called the Swinging Sixties, the era embraced freedom and fun in everything from art to music to fashion. Designers from chic Paris fashion houses turned their eye to London’s Carnaby Street for inspiration, where youth-driven energy blended feminist strides, progressive ideals, and street fashion. Here, hemlines grew higher and colors got bolder, paving the way for the now- iconic Mod style, with its infectious love for eclectic colors, snazzy geometric prints and daring miniskirts. A cheerful reply to the Post-War conservatism, Mod style became synonymous with everything young, hip, smart and free.