Our brilliant fashion shoot at the Cotswold Motoring Museum
As it’s our 50th Anniversary issue, we thought it would be timely to put some flowers in our hair and travel back to the ‘summer of love’
Our feature was shot on location at Cotswold Motoring Museum’s ’50 Year Flashback’ exhibition, celebrating 1967’s ‘summer of love’.
The expression ‘flower power’ was used by hippies in the late 1960s as a symbol of passive resistance; the idea was to encourage people to join together and enact a non-violent revolution. Followers dressed in clothing with embroidered flowers and vibrant colours. Inspired by poetry, music and art, hippies gave voice to environmental concerns. They recognised that the increasing demand for energy, depleted natural resources and pollution would have implications for the environment, and other aspects of modern life.
Beyond the exhibition, visitors can discover over 50 vehicles including cars, motorcycles, pedal cars and caravans displayed in seven galleries covering more than 7,500 sq. ft. It’s a truly fascinating journey through the 20th century, overflowing with vintage vehicles, hundreds of original enamel signs and an intriguing collection of motoring curiosities. It’s also home to TV’S superhero car Brum, whose adventures start and end at the museum, and can now be found there every day. Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection, Bourton-on-the-water, GL54 2BY, tel: 01451 821255, www.cotswoldmotoringmuseum.co.uk The exhibition is open until December 2017.