The nostalgia movement in Britain is thriving. Dressing up in authentic clothes of 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and participating in organised ‘get-together’ events, usually in the summer-time, is very much part of it.
The immediate post-war period in Britain was a time of austerity and the cold war, but also of optimism. The youth generation in particular was keen to throw off the economic and social shackles and channel their energies into self-expression through rock and roll music, fashion and contemporary design.
From the mini-skirt to The Beatles, British youth culture flourished – and was exported to the world.