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Published: 21 April 2023

By Andy Ross

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Mary Quant

Often credited with inventing the mini-skirt, Mary Quant was an pioneer of British fashion.

The designer's irreverent approach to the old brought a freshness and vitality to the High Street in the Swinging Sixties. Bold shapes and colours, combined with a new take on manufacturing and retailing, meant that there was always something new and exciting to see in the shop window. For some of those iconic looks and a potted history head on over to the V&A Museum's article here, or read this piece about Dame Mary Quant's time at Goldsmiths.