What to expect next season! Inspriring ideas and images for our new range…

15 Mar

Things have been very busy (and exciting!) at the Route 66 Garage! We have been working on a fantastic new Autumn/Winter range of Men’s and ladies threads! We thought we would share with you some of our inspiration for the range…

Who hasn’t been inspired by Mad Men???

Set in the 1960s, in New York City, the show  follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, The series depicts the changing moods and social mores of 1960s America as well as the roles of men and women in this era while exploring the true human nature beneath the guise of 1960s traditional family values…

It’s not just the social attitudes of the show that are accurate, the shows styling, is visually stunning (and constantly inspiring!) The character’s costumes are spot on! It reminds us that the in the 60’s people really had a good time dressing…

There have been a few outfits throughout the series that have been particularly inspiring for our new range.
There are lots of cute collar details on ladies blouses and tops… We’ve designed some new must have wardrobe basic’s with tie up and ruffle details… in some killer colours and patterns to! (aqua polka dot & leopard print just to name a couple!)

A stand out Mad Men ladies garment that we adore is the (pictured above) party dress worn by Trudy in season 2. We love the contrasting top and bottom fabrics! With this in mind we have designed the very fun ‘Candy Store’ dress, It features different fabrics for the top half and skirt half of the dress, a pretty full skirt and bow detail around the waist… Cant wait for this one!

The Men in the series wear slim tailored suits and slacks. Guys, expect to see some Mad Men inspiration in the  stylish ‘Iggy’ slim Rock n’ Roll tailored trousers… we’re doing these in a classic black fabric and a rich chocolate…

Trousers are on the way for the Ladies too! We have been working on some sexy high-waisted cigarette leg pants! We’ve wanted to do these for a little while now and a lot of work has gone into these…we want the fit to be perfect! Below are some pictures we used as inspiration. Expect a fantastic high waist and comfortable skinny leg!

60’s vogue patterns Slim, bright & fun pants capris and shorts!

Joan Collins & Jayne Mansfield wear those waists high!

Star struck separates!

A pretty tame outfit by Poison Ivy standards… but still looking smokin’ hot in super high waist jeans and killer heels!

The ‘Jack’ lounge shirt will be back again! (by popular demand!) A red-hot mens item in our current range, You’ll be seeing it  in some cool new colours! We also have some great new checked fabrics and colours for new men’s western shirts!

The ‘Jack’ two tone Lounge shirt is back!

As far as fabrics go, we’ve got some wild leopard prints, pretty polka dots & gorgeous ginghams on the way!

No body wears leopard print quite like Jayne!

We’re planning to shoot our new range catalogue shortly, so exciting photos of the new gear will be posted soon! The range  is expected to arrive in store at the beginning of May. We’ll keep you up to date on all that’s happening with the range and at Route 66, so be sure to stay tuned to the blog & facebook guys & girls!


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