Helmets soft as feathers: vintage inspiration

Being all about protecting the head, helmets are generally hard both in look and feel. But 1960s fashion was full of the weird and wonderful, and what’s to preclude the hard inner shell of a helmet being covered by soft, fluffy, feathers?

This black and white image by British photographer John French captures one of those quirky and cute moments of ’60s fashion.

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It comes via Retronaut.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.