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In pictures: Proof that 80's fashions are back

Every generation likes to think it's original but truth is there is a point where style lashes back in time.

In pictures: Proof that 80's fashions are back

Every generation likes to think it's original but truth is there is a point where style lashes back in time.

09 October 2017 Monday 22:02
In pictures: Proof that 80's fashions are back

Every generation likes to think it's original but truth is there is a point where style lashes back in time and when you look at photos of youth from the 80's you see we're not all that different.

Then, because there was no Instagram, people had to dress up and go out. Now they can dress up, stay in and show the world what they look like from their own bedroom.

Flight Jackets

They're lightweight, warm, and they've got about 20 pockets for storing your stuff. It's no wonder flight jackets have made a comeback in the past few years.

Originally worn by US pilots in the 1950s, they typically had a bright orange lining which could be used as a distress signal if their plane was shot down.

ASAP Rocky in a flight jacket
 

Now Gigi Hadid, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and even America's First Lady, Melania Trump, are all fans, but in the 80s they were for working class kids.

A man in an MA-1 flight jacket
Flight and bomber jackets were popular in the 80s, It was basically work wear, he says.
People were decorating them in their own way. Sometimes they'd be badges people would buy, sometimes badges they'd make with bits they'd clip out of magazines. It was a creative time.

Melania Trump in a flight jacket
Melania Trump was criticised for her fashion choice while visiting areas of Texas hit by Hurricane Harvey in August.
You could go out in a bin bag and a couple of safety pins if you wanted, and I think that liberated a lot of people creatively. Everyone thinks it's new, but mostly it's old.

Buzzcuts

A woman with a buzzcut in the 80s
 

Buzzcuts have a complicated and controversial history. In the 1980s they became associated with far-right nationalists.
But they've been part of fashion for a long time too, and in the past year have made a comeback, particularly among women.
Cara Delevingne, Kristen Stewart, and models like Adwoa Aboah and Slick Woods have helped make the style popular.

Kristen Stewart with a buzzcut

Slick Woods modelling for Rihanna's Fenty range at New York Fashion Week in September
 

Fur coats

Man in a fur jacket in the 1980s

Fur fell out of fashion in the 1990s after widespread protests from animal rights groups, supported by celebrities like Naomi Campbell and Pamela Anderson.
But real and fake fur has returned to the catwalk and the high street in the past couple of years.

The Kardashian family wearing fur
If you were part of a subculture in the early 1980s you probably stuck rigidly to the style rules of your group.

Head wrap

Head wraps are likely to be popular again soon. Marc Jacobs sent his models down the catwalk in them at New York Fashion Week this September

A model for Marc Jacobs' S/S 18 catwalk show wearing a head wrap

A woman with a head wrap
 

The 80s fashion was was a do-it-yourself thing. People could do what they wanted.
You see that in high fashion so much now. A lot of designers are going back to D-I-Y, taking street fashion and hardly changing it

BBC

Updated: 10.10.2017 09:37
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