How to (correctly) Revisit ’80s Fashion

3 years ago

When someone says ’80s fashion we kind of smile, kind of cringe and think of over-treated peroxide hair, lots of ruffles and questionable workout wear. It’s amazing to see how designers have picked up some of the most drastic ’80s trends and softened them to suit 2016. Here’s how to correctly bring the spirit of nylon to your every day.


Romantic Ruffles at Valentino FW16 Runway

The ’80s were all about exaggerated, stiff silhouettes. Ruffles were dramatic. This season the frills are softer, subdued and move with the body.

Strong Shoulders

Big Shoulders at Balenciaga FW16 Runway

They’ve have made a huge resurgence this year thanks to Demna Gvasalia’s re-imagined Balenciaga. This time we see less severe though perhaps more exaggerated reincarnations.

OTT Denim

Denim at Stella McCartney FW16 Runway

Eighties denim was all about excess. Think slashed denim jeans with lace, embellishments and acid wash with a denim top. The denim we see on the FW ’16 runways is more feminine and clean.