Thursday, 3 April 2014


The 10 main trends of the 80!....

Massive earrings

Madonna's music was becoming recognized on a world wide scale. The status of global superstar put her in the lime light for a lot more than just her music. She soon  became the person to watch on the fashion scene with designers and teens looking to her for inspiration on future trends.
Leg warmers 
Finger-less gloves

Yet another classic 80's look inspired by Madonna!
Members only jackets
Mini skirts
Parachute pants
Shoulder pads

The Victorian style big shouldered jackets coming back in?... Big shoulders make the waist appear even smaller. 
Jelly shoes
Over-sized tops


Bodymap was a 70's-80's clothing brand owned by Stevie Stewart and David Holah. Bodymap took the club scene of the 70's and 80's and splurged it all over the catwalk. I recently went to the Club to Catwalk exhibition at the V&A which showcased a lot of Bodymap's clothes.  

 The 80's was a messy era... Probably down to all of the partying in their double breasted suits but London was like all cities covered in a thick black layer of grime, art, music and fashion all collided in the sub-terreanean world of soho clubland. BodyMap’s stark monochrome prints and over-sized draped garments was a true demonstration of the general rebellious and laid back attitude of society at this point in time.

Club to Catwalk exhibition- V&A


The 1970s was an era of true look-at-me fashion and nothing was off-limits. Fur, sequins, lame and the brightest prints were lauded and worn all at the same time if possible.

Nothing was too much, too overdone - hair was big, makeup was glittery and heels? The biggest you've ever seen.

Studio 54..
in the late 60's- early 70's Studio 54 was thrown into the public eye. it was the ultimate celebrity and royalty hang out. 

Bianca Jagger and Andy Warhol at studio 54

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