Amongst my stacks of Vogues and fashion books lie a pile of magazines and catalogues that I inherited from the mother of one of my mum's friends. With their tattered covers these 80s editions (mainly French) are some of my most treasured. I love flicking through them and seeing how vastly fashion has changed in a mere 30 or so years - in fashion terms this could be centuries. Some of the advertising campaigns seem laughable nowadays, whilst clothes that spark a "why would anyone wear that?" make me wonder what the magazines I read now will look like in the future. Will we look back at the outfits of today and think - what were we thinking?
This outfit was classed as casual day-wear. In today's world of tracksuit bottoms and jeans what was classed as casual in the 80s looks formal and dated.
Both of the above dresses sport a cord tie that looks as though it has been borrowed from a heavy pair of curtains, evidently a popular look of the time.
Despite the recent resurgence in 80s style looking at these genuine outfits from the era they still look a far cry from what we see on the high street today. Although styles have been stolen from the 80s, they have clearly been adapted in a modern way. Even though fashion looks back from time to time (cue a 70s revival abrewing) it is with fresh eyes for fresh times. Because ultimately fashion is all about the today and tomorrow.