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How it Started - Psychedelic Fashion

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How it Started - Psychedelic Fashion

The 1960’s was a time when big political and social change were occurring and fashion was breaking a lot of rules of its own. The use of chemical stimulants was mainstream and fashion was going along for the ride. It was inevitable that the two would go hand-in-hand since one of the major effects of an LSD “trip” was a heightened appreciation for color, texture and line. Psychedelic fashion enhanced the whole hallucinogenic experience with its bright colors and bold patterns. Around the middle of the decade, fashions arising from small pockets of young people in a few urban centres...

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