Tuesday, 15 May 2012


Just like the 1980s, the 1990s was influenced by films, TV shows, Hollywood, and music, however swayed towards a more clean silhouette with subdued colours. The goth and grunge look was very prominent in the 1990s being followed mostly by teenagers because of the massive increase of grunge music.
During the 1990s, Lycra clothing made it's mark in women's clothing, producing more of a sporty look which included crop tops, halter necks and miniskirts.
Towards the end of the 1990s, fashion went towards the more conventional clothing which included a mishmash of everything.

Vogue in the 1990s

The 1990s portrayed today

Monday, 16 April 2012

80s: Lets dance!

In contrast to the clean silhouette of the 1970s era, tight fitting spandex clothes were on the rise with influences from punk fashion, Madonna, Michael Jackson and films such as "Flashdance". "Flashdance" was very popular with the general public and highly influenced the trend of dance wear being worn as street wear. These included tracksuits, ripped sweatshirts, legwarmers, sweatbands and coloured tights.
Michael Jackson highly popularized the trend of wearing shoulder pads after he released the video for his hit record, Thriller in 1982.

Today we are seeing a massive rise of dance wear influenced from the 1980s in high-street shops, fashion magazines and on the catwalk. From neon colours to tight fitting leggings, designers are giving the 1980s look their own twist to bring the era to the 21st century.