Top Trend: Eighties
Eleonore Vagh Weinmann,
When I was little, I used to spent hours and hours at my grandmother’s place and play around in her fashionable closet… Big clip-on earrings, shoulder pads, gaudy buttons and color blocking jackets, my outfit was ready for the runway. I never thought this fashion trend would come back, but I have to say, I love it and, looking at the fall/winter 2018 collections, I’m not the only one!
“Time goes by so slowly, Time goes by so slowly, I don’t know what to do.” We have all seen the video clip Hung Up by Madonna, and we are sure this look from Adam Selman is giving you a sense of 80s déjà vu. Now that we got this tune stuck in your head for the rest of the day, let’s see how this look will make you the perfect Pop-star Princess! The neon bodysuit puts a focus on the waistline with the use of a red belt and the change of colors. We just love this simple and chic pop style outfit, from the runway to your closet it’s a simple choreography!
Lycra changed the world of fashion, and in the 80s everyone, from men and women, were wearing spandex, as it was seen as THE material of the future. For this FW18, Neith Nyer gave the aerobic Jane Fonda look a beautiful luxury twist. In fact, this outfit features many FW18 trends; from purple to vertical stripes to eccentric headpieces, spandex looks to be stretching its way back into our hearts.
If Lady Diana were still with us, we are sure she would rock this bright color Tartan outfit from the house of Versace. We love this super chic straight body-con dress for colder days. The head scarf is keeping your hairstyle in shape, perfect for all convertible car fans showing their style to everyone. And if you think it’s a little too conservative, why not finish off the look with some grunge inspired boots!
Go and dig up your shoulder pads, because the bigger the better seems to be the current rule of thumb.
Rock the dance floor with this Saint Laurent glammed-up evening dress. We love those big shoulder pads, adding a masculine touch to the feminine silhouette. For your everyday life in the fast lane, this piece is perfection! Quick hairstyle and simple make up, put on the dress and immediately, all eyes will be on you! Le freak, c’est chic!
If you aren’t used to wearing short dresses, we suggest the next one from Gucci. We know it’s super intriguing but back in the day, people were running after this look! If you want to fully dress like you’re stuck in the 80s, dare the mullet haircut!
High wasted ripped jeans and an elegant tweed vest, the modern businesswoman was given an eighties edge with these sharp tailored shoulder pads from the latest Balmain collection. This glamorous denim on denim look would look great on a modern day pretty woman.
The 1980s was an unforgettable era in the history of fashion. During this decade, women wore big shoulder pads and buttons to claim their place in the work world. Thirty years later there is still much to be done, and in the post #metoo world we live in, maybe it should come as no surprise that woman are once again looking for clothing that will act as a sort of sartorial armor both in the workplace and after hours.
Eleonore Vagh Weinmann
Eléonore is studying Luxury Management at PSB Paris School of Business. She has lived in 3 different cities: Paris, Singapore and New York. Gastronomie lover, she adores trying out new restaurants and wine tasting during her spare time.
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