The Hippie sub culture was a youth movement that spread first in the United States. The trend soon spread during the 60’s to other countries around the world. The word hippie comes from the word hipster.
The early hippies had similar values of the beat generation. Being a hippie was a rejection of the current state of the US. Several political ordeals and afflictions were happening at the time e.g. the war in Vietnam and the civil rights movement. The young wanted to stay away from violence and the animosity so they made their own society. This new society was inclusive of peace and love. They belonged to groups such as the Legalized Marijuana Movement and the Sexual Freedom League.
. Long hair
. Flared Trousers (bell bottoms)
. Tie dyed t-shirts
. Colourful Peasant Blouses
. Long full skirts
A more cosmopolitan view in fashion was seen from Ossie Clark, Zandra Rhodes, Jean Muir and Thea Porter. They experimented in non traditional tailoring, colourful prints and ethnic style garments.