#1: Op Art Prints
“Op art” means “optical art,” because the geometric, finely calculated lines of its designs seem to create optical illusions to the human eye. The term was actually coined by Time Magazine when writing about the new ’60s art craze.
’60s fashion obsession with black and white lines can be traced to a 1965 exhibit called “The Responsive Eye.” Artists like Bridget Riley were pioneers of the movement and featured at the exhibit.
Like a true artist, Bridget’s feathers were ruffled after seeing how her style was lifted and sold to be worn by the masses, even (albeit unsuccessful) attempting to sue for copyright infringement.
By: Sammy Davis Vintage (Photo Credit: Dam Style / ASOS Fashions Finder)