For the “Spy Issue” we went to Vienna’s sister city of espionage, London. There we delved into the ‘60s era of fashion unnoticed and put together timeless looks for our very own Moneypenny

While Europe was crawling with spies in the 1960s a subculture evolved in the U.K. termed the “mods” or “modernists” because they listened to modern jazz.  You’ll recognize the fashion of the time in James Bond movies and cult classics like Blow Up.  It was the look of the beatniks, with their berets and turtlenecks as well as “teddy boys” who developed the immaculate dandy look for modern times. Walking through the streets of London, as New York Magazine noted “an endless frieze of mini-skirted, booted, fair-haired angular angels”. As a revival and celebration of the mod decade, we let these outfits speak in their own language, from Hackney to Camden.

 

Creative Direction Ali Rabbani // iamrabbani.com

Photographer Stefan Gergely // steter.com

Photo Assistant Alex Huber

Styling Ali Rabbani

Makeup  Sasa Bambalan

Models Mercedes W – D1 Models London

Fashion by Missoni

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