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.

Friday, 13 April 2012

70s glamour

By day, the sophisticated 1970s fashion was clean but had voluminous silhouettes with earthy colours. Trends of the 70s day look were symbolised by bell bottom trousers, bell sleeves, jumpsuits and hot pants. However, by night the earthy colours turn into glitz and glam with shimmering fabrics.

With the re-rise of 70s flares on the catwalks and in magazines today, the 1970s definitely coming back into fashion. Big names in the fashion industry such as Chloe, Tom Ford and Gucci have all tried to re-invent the 70s glam look.