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Collection: Remembering Braniff
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What is it about styles that originate in European countries? How do they morph as they cross the ocean to American shores? This is my American Mod, mid-1960s period. My contest entry.
My childhood home is not far from the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. My father retired from the Federal Aviation Agency located at the airport. Aviation was a big deal in our house and in the USA at large during the 1960s as we set our sites on even the moon.
In the mid 1960s I looked up in the sky and saw a lemon yellow plane landing at the airport. It was so pretty against the blue sky. It was a Braniff jet ( anyone remember Braniff?) and it signaled "The End of the Plain Plane," Braniff's advertising slogan. Each plane was painted a bright solid color. (There was even a lavender plane until it was discovered that lavender combined with white or black was considered "bad fortune" in Mexico and South America, where Braniff also flew.)
But it was the "Lord of the Bright Colors," Italian designer, Emilio Pucci, who put Braniff in the headlines both on the fashion runway and the airport runway for it was Pucci who designed the uniforms for Braniff's "air hostesses." The uniforms were the latest in mod and chic. He even designed bubble helmets for the "air hostesses" to echo the space gear that astronauts wore into space. Pucci's signature was all over everything -- his bright colors, his complex patterns utilizing geometrics and marbling patterns.
So an Italian created what I remember as the "mod" style in the USA -- bright colors and an escape from the restraints of the 1950s.
This design represents the flurry of colors that flew in the sky for a brief time. Colors are Spoonflower Color Map V 2.1 Essentials Yellow FFD900 and Deep Pink DD2695, along with Spoonflower Blue 68B1E5 (not an Essential, but pretty nonetheless!) Black is the background color.
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Posted 4 months ago.
Boo, thanks so much for taking a look at this design and for reading the notes. I appreciate your comments. :-) So happy you like this.
Posted almost 2 years ago.
Very cool Deborah, looks great printed! Love your description - so interesting!
Thank you, Sylvie. So happy you like this. Thanks for taking a look.
Posted about 2 years ago.
Beautiful colours Deborah! I really like this :-) It has beauty and a wonderful flow of movement :-)
Thank you, Susan. Appreciate so much your taking a look. Thank you.
"A Take-Off on Mod, American Style" printed on Spoonflower Kona cotton yardage. Shown here with its solid coordinates printed on swatches of Spoonflower faux suede. Photo taken indoors, flash.
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Thanks so much for reading the notes, Penny. It's funny what comes back as I get older -- things that stand out -- and, oddly enough, those Braniff planes of the 1960s -- with their fantastic colors -- hold a special place for me. Thanks so much for taking a look.
Posted over 2 years ago.
Wow, I love the design and the colors are fantastic, the story behind it is very fascinating Deborah
Thanks so much Tara and Angela for taking a look. "Shocking" is a good word. The Sixties should be called the Shocking Sixties. :-) Thanks again for taking a look and for your comments. I appreciate it.
Posted about 3 years ago.
Great shocking colors!
Posted over 3 years ago.
Love the swirls, Deborah! Fun colors too!
Oh, I'm glad you visited me too, Mariska! Thank you for taking a look at the design and for your comments. Thank you!
This is dynamic and crispness and the colors! Like the colours. *****
Thank you Deborah for your visit and kind words- really appreciated you-)
Thanks you for your input, Rhonda. Although there were a lot of troubling social issues and tragedies at the time -- as there are now -- I remember the 1960s as a decade of possibilities but that was also when I was young and of course, anything was possible! Thank you for taking a look.
There is a marvelous feeling of festive joy in this colourful design! It evokes the positive optimism that was such a key element of 1960's culture!
Glad you took a look, Charlotte. I appreciate it. Thanks so much.
One yard of Spoonflower Kona cotton printed with "A Take-Off on Mod, American Style." Photo taken out of doors in morning light, slightly overcast skies. Colors printed well. Available in wallpaper, fabric and gift wrap.
Close up photo of one yard of Spoonflower Kona cotton printed with "A Take-Off on Mod, American Style." Photo taken out of doors in morning light, slightly overcast skies. Colors printed well.
Thanks so much, Amy. I'm glad you took a look at the design. Thank you!
Oh, Deborah, this is so gorgeous!!!! The colors, the movement, you will definitely be getting my vote! Thank you for that great description, I did not know any of that and it was so interesting... :o)
Thanks so much, Mieke. I'm glad you read the background and picked up on the motion of the design. Thank you for taking a look at the design. I do appreciate it.
What a great story, I really love the movement in this design and the color combination.
Thanks so much, Su. I did quite a few designs with this color combo and I was in agony -- well, maybe agony is too strong a word -- let me put it this way -- my husband got tired of me yammering on about which design to choose -- so, anyway, I'm so happy that you got to see it. Thanks so much for your comments. I really do appreciate it. And, yes, Pucci was a genius. He had an engineering side to him which made him even more than a fashion designer. Thanks again.
Looks great!! So lively and dynamic and the black background really shows these hot colors off, and what an interesting note and inspiration!! Pucci rules ok!!
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