Modern trends that are set by clothing designers are very difficult to interpret unequivocally. Undeniable is the fact that fashion is a cyclical phenomenon. Having examined it through the prism of time, you can see that many elements are repeated after a certain period of time. Sometimes it can be positioned in terms of predictability: sooner or later the cycle will repeat, and people will be able to put on the well-forgotten old things again.
Historical changes in the fashion world
During the entire long history of human existence on Earth, he managed, developing independently, to improve the things that surround him in everyday life. Of course, clothes and shoes were integral companions of people who had to hide their nakedness under the influence of social development of society, as well as weather conditions.
It did not always make sense to talk about fashion, since only from a certain stage of the development of mankind it gained the status of importance and was given special attention. If we depart from the historical excursion and do not go into technical details, then we can say that it underwent significant changes. People wore the most elaborate costumes, built incredible hairstyles on their heads, created unsurpassed in their design outfits and experimented with shoes.
Each historical stage is marked by the clothes inherent in that time, and the appearance of individual parts is closely connected with socio-technological necessity. Since the XX century, in the world history of fashion there are serious changes. Since then, every decade has been marked by new breakthroughs, completely uncharted earlier models of clothing, which are created with a deep ideology. In this article, the trends of the 80-ies will be considered in more detail.
Fashion 80-ies: what is its novelty and why it has reached such a high popularity
Historians say that every decade of the 20th century has its own "face". This statement is relevant not only for the political life of each individual state, but also for the image of its inhabitants for that period. Any socio-economic phenomenon leaves an imprint on the minds of people, and creative individuals find ways to express their feelings through art. And what art is the most common, the most socially significant and, of course, everyone's favorite? This is the creation of clothing!
From the point of view of the textile industry, the 80-X fashion has its own distinct features:
- At this time, there is a peak in the creation of new fashion houses. In the arena not only the most eminent of them come out, but many companies are also being created that offer inexpensive street-style clothes.
- In the 80-ies for the first time it was noticed that designers began to address in their collections the motives of previous decades.
- NTP gave the world a lot of new synthetic materials: there were lycra fabrics, which marked the appearance of sportswear not only for professional purposes, but also for everyday needs of people.
- At this time, there was a sexual revolution, which left its imprint on all forms of art, especially on such as fashion. Summer and spring allowed the ladies to express their sexuality as much as possible with the help of mini skirts, corsets, decorative prints and shoes on a very high stud.
- The period was characterized by the appearance of images of fatal temptresses and the origin of the style of sex.
What did typical fashionista 80-s look like?
The main ideas that permeated the outfits of all residents of that period were bright colors combined with elements of sportswear. At that time, special use was made of jeans, sneakers, synthetic leggings, sports jackets. The ladies decorated themselves with catchy decorations with intricate patterns.
Fashion 80-x is very closely linked with the birth of various types of sports training. People began to actively monitor their health. Images of strong men from American militants made it popular to visit gyms, and cultivating slender beauties from the screens served as a strong incentive for shaping and aerobics. Women who worked, worked with children and watched their harmony, needed comfortable clothes that did not restrain movements and are comfortable. It was in those years that wide sweaters and long, slightly flared skirts became very popular.
The most trendy gimmicks 80-ies, preserved in our days
Mods of those times resembled rebels, as they combined sometimes ambiguous models of clothing. First, the most important distinguishing element of that time were jackets with overhead shoulders. This strange, it would seem, attribute, making women's silhouettes similar to men's, was very popular.
The image of Princess Diana with her elegant hats and romantic outfits became one of the favorite trends of honorable 80-ies. True, unlike the royal family, women of fashion successfully combined feminine and elegant shirts with coarse jeans.
Fashion 80-ies gave the world an inimitable style of punk and juicy disco. The scythe, which began to sew in those days, still have not lost their relevance and are on top of the fashion charts.
Today's fashion is filled with elements from different eras, but, undoubtedly, the clothes of 80-ies became a prototype of many models of modernity.
Make-up hails from the USSR and its relevance in our days
As it was written earlier, in those days bright colors in clothes were very popular. It was in the 80-ies that such a concept as acid colors appeared, which differed with juiciness and unreal neon flicker.
Ladies did not spare the cosmetics to emphasize the eyes and lips. A distinctive feature of the make-up of that period is the predominance of bright lipsticks, blue and green shadows on the upper eyelid, black eyeliner. Hairstyles 80-x also had an unforgettable appearance: enchanting naches, massive bangs and a huge amount of varnish on the hair.
If we draw a parallel between those times and today's trends
and in make-up, then we can safely say that in our days, preference is given to naturalness. Ladies try to paint in the style of nude, so that their face looks fresh, healthy and seductive, but it does not dazzle with bright colors.
How today can you dress in the style of 80?
All women have always been interested in fashion. Spring and summer are excellent times of the year for a design game of imagination. The weather allows you to get rid of the outer clothing, hiding behind your canopies beautiful cloakroom combinations. Many do not know that very often in their experiments with outfits they use techniques from the 80-ies, which are not only very relevant in the current season, but also allow to emphasize the natural sexuality:
- You can wear a jacket with shoulder pads in combination with a short dress. For completeness of the image, it is desirable that one of the elements of such a combination be of a bright neon shade.
- Volumetric sweaters, reminiscent of hoodie, look great with tight jeans or short skirts.
- Leggings or pantyhose with patterns perfectly match with dresses. If you put a volumetric sweater on top of such a set, you get a bright image from 80-x.
- Another element that our generation has been given is a bright time - gaiters. This accessory is ideal for leggings and narrow jeans. Another option, as it can be worn - on lycra pantyhose combined with a high heel.
Shoes come from 80
If you want to create a fashionable image of that decade, it is worthwhile to understand that 80 is considered to be a period of great bad taste. Designers in their experiments on collections have proved that the use of individual garments of the past generation can effectively look in combination with other stylistic trends. Shine in that era is given a significant role. First, most women preferred to wear high-heeled shoes, and the image of the fatal temptress literally demanded a long hairpin.
For today in collections of designers of footwear always there are shoes with a sharp toe and a closed heel which was presented by a fashion 80-х. In addition to standard shades, you can often find models of screaming colors with decorative inserts.
Another interesting interpretation of the footwear industry under the name "jelly" was introduced from the last century by the lady-fashion. Summer is the time to wear a similar product. Typically, these shoes are made of PVC plastic or rubber, has a flat sole, it looks transparent or shimmers with neon shades. Especially in demand is the "jelly" in the resort towns, where you can wear it to go to the beach.
For several seasons to a number at the peak of popularity are sneakers. Few people know, but the trend combination of this accessory with any kind of clothing comes from 80.
What gave the men the fashion of the eighties?
At this time there was a process of forming a new kind of businessmen. Men became active, needed self-expression through the use of luxury goods. Actual at the time were considered costumes, as well as any hints of similarity with foreigners, especially Italians. In fashion, there was a tan, expensive accessories and brown shoes. The costumes began to be severely divided into business and parade-weekends.
The so-called banana trousers first appeared. Among the jeans at the peak of popularity were "varenki." By the way, if the latter are not particularly relevant in this season, then many bananas are not able to refuse many years.
Summarizing, it is worth saying: nothing is as fickle as fashion. The spring of this year once again proved that the world is so oversaturated with novelties and achievements of the textile industry that designers relentlessly return to the old motives, drawing inspiration from the stylistic metamorphoses of the last century.