1980• Hip Hop, the black communities of the USA, rap music, graffiti art, sportswear-based dress and other cultural elements.
New Romantics—wearingflamboyant (flashy)clothes. Most ofthe fashion of thisnew period weretaken andmodified rightfrom punkfashion...thestreaky eyeliner,the spiked hair,etc that was wornand displayed.
Madonna Effect :- Please note Asymmetrical haircut and experiment withcolor
Thriller look!• The Thriller look was inspired by Michael Jacksons record breaking album Thriller.• Teenagers would attempt to replicate the look of Jackson, which included matching red/black leather pants and jackets, one glove, sunglasses, and curl.• Leather jackets popularized by Michael Jackson
Preppy!• Actress Justine Bateman in 1987 wearing a cropped bolero-style jacket over a tight, flesh-colored Lycra dress.• Conservative teenagers, especially in the United States wore a style that came to be known as "preppy.• " Preppy fashions are associated with classic and conservative style of dressing.”
1980’s:• The second fashion fad started with exercise. Exercise became a big deal in the 80s and exercise clothes became bright and worn casually. Lycra and spandex was a big material used, usually coloured in brilliant greens and pinks and loose knitted T, played an important role.
• 1980s fashion tended to be rebellious, colorful, and crazy• People used fashion to express themselves• But to some extent conservative fashion theory was missing here!• Leggings, legwarmers, and anything brightly colored was in style• Lots of glitz!
• Power suits emerge – Broad shouldered, double-breasted suits!
1980’s: Fashion Designer• Calvin Richard Klein (born November 19, 1942) is an American fashion designer. In 1968, he launched the company that would later become Calvin Klein Inc.• In addition to clothing, Calvin Klein also gave his name to a range of perfumes, including and (fragrances for both genders), now owned by Coty Inc. Swatch Group manufactures watches and jewelry under the Calvin Klein and Calvin Klein Jeans brands
Top 10 80’s Fashion Trends• Shoulder Pads• Mini Skirts• Leg Warmers• Huge Earrings• Fingerless Gloves• Parachute Pants• Members Only Jackets• Stretch Pants• Oversized Tops• UNITS (one size fits all clothing store)
1980’s• The 1980s brought two very different styles in. One style ruled the business world especially with the women. Womens business suits had broader shoulders, with the help of shoulder pads, the suits resembled those of the 30s except with much brighter colours like yellows, blues and pinks.
• The reason behind the sudden popularity of shoulder pads for women in the 1980s may be that women in the workplace were no longer unusual, and wanted to "power dress" to show that they were the equals of men at the office. Many womens outfits had Velcro on the inside of the shoulder where various sized shoulder pads could be attached.
The 1980’s• “The power look” – a uniform style of suits and blazers with shoulder pads called “Power dressing”.• Remained popular throughout the 1980s and even the first three years of the 1990s.
• women and girls loved miniskirts.• Denim was the most popular, but miniskirts were made in a number of other materials including knit and leather.• These were often paired with leggings. The only people who weren’t wearing miniskirts in the 80s were men (ok, well some did) and elderly women.
Whatever be the reasoning was at the time, at least one or two pairs of leg warmers could be found inLeg Warmers every girl’s were not just for dresserexercising in the80s. These wereactually worn as afashion item!Usually inconjunction with ashort mini skirt.
Members Only Jacket• Chances are, if you were into 80s fashion, you had a Members Only Jacket. These jackets were very popular in the 80s. They were first introduced in 1981 and came in a variety of colors.
Acid Wash Jeans• were jeans that were soaked in chlorine or some other product that removed the top layer of blue denim and left the jeans looking white with blue undertones.• If you were really cool in the 80s you wore the matching acid washed denim coat to match the jeans.
• You know how cute Christmas ornaments look on a tree? During the 80s we thought the same would apply to our ears. Huge earrings from various costume jewelry collections were all the rage and if your earrings didn’t touch your shoulder, they weren’t big enough.
Fingerless Gloves• Fingerless gloves were another odd 80s fashion fad, and it seems to be coming back into style.• From romance enthusiasts to punk-rock fans, fingerless gloves were popular with quite a variety of 80s genres.• The fingerless gloves are forever interconnected with Madonnas look in the mid-80s in her boy toy phase.
Oversized Tops 80s fashion fad of oversized tops. Big sweaters, sweatshirts andt-shirts were totally hot and wearing them over a miniskirt or apair of leggings made them even hotter. These tops were mostoften belted with big and gaudy, low slung belts with the topbloused over the belt.
UNITS• A one-size-fits-all clothing store featuring knit skirts, shirts, belts and leggings in coordinating colors. The clothes were sold in UNITS boutiques located in malls throughout the United States. You could buy six different pieces of UNITS clothing and create an entire wardrobe from them. It goes without saying that UNITS did not make it out of the 80s
• In the late 1980s, in Italy and most of Europe, it was the fashion for teenage girls and young women to dress completely in black. Note the wide belt with Bold buckle worn low at the hips!
Ray-Ban Wayfarer SunglassesRay-Ban Wayfarers were by far the most popularsunglasses worn in the 80s. Originally designed inthe 1950s, the Wayfarer had declined in popularityby the late 70s. That all changed in 1983 when TomCruise wore them for his break out movie role inthe film Risky Business. Demand for the glasses tookoff with hundreds of thousands being soldimmediately after the release of the movie. Theglasses could be seen on many of the top celebritiesof the 80s, including Michael Jackson, Don Johnson,and Madonna.
Jellies were shoes made out ofPVC plastic that, for somereason, were very popularin the 80s. The shoes weretransparent and shiny(hence the Jelly name) andusually had some kind ofglitter on them. You couldusually pick up a pair ofthese "high quality" shoesfor about a dollar!