Fall 2008 Fashion Week Trend: Attack of the 1980s

February 5th, 2008

Fall 2008 Fashion Week Trend: Attack of the 1980s
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
1980s inspired fashion at Betsey Johnson, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Preen.


Style tip?  Ah, the 80s.  The oversized sweater, the giant pouf sleeves, the leggings. 
Wear with irony (and sparingly). 

What do you think?  Would you wear 1980s fashion?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend, Trend Predictives, Trendscape, Trendscape, What's In and What's Out, Women

17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. RobynT  |  February 6th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    no cameltoe!!!!!

  • 2. Trisha  |  February 6th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Amen to that!

  • 3. leonora fisher  |  June 24th, 2009 at 8:34 am

    no comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 4. martine  |  July 12th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Absolutely. Anyone with taste would wear that. In fact it looks more or less exactly like the 2009F ready to wear! The middle sweater dress with stripes is very nice. That blue dress id dearly like to own as well. The yellow printed blouse is excellent. Who would not like it. I don’t see any camel toe, and while I wouldn’t wear leggings with a shorter top myself, thats just how fashion shows roll.

  • 5. Sandra  |  August 30th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Definitely not. The 80s are in the past and if they ever come back, it will be only for a couple of seasons the most.

  • 6. Katie Brown  |  September 7th, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Need that keen on the 80’s, but i’m sure you could take pieces of the fashion and combine it with contemporary fashion. I wouldn’t wear a whole 80’s outfit though! I always found Michael J Fox’s clothes pretty cool in Back to the Future. I just don’t think that women’s wear in the nineteen eighties was complementary to female figure.

  • 7. cam  |  November 25th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    i need 2 know where to get that yellow sweater with the guns on it!

  • 8. chantel  |  December 12th, 2009 at 6:47 am

    luv dis site doin textiles hmwk an sum gud picss

  • 9. raych  |  December 24th, 2009 at 3:27 am

    that is so not 80’s fashion. thats just plain ugly. at least 80’s fashion had fun colors. i liked it very much. actually, fashion goes in circles. it can stay for however long it wants to stay. :P

  • 10. divera  |  January 27th, 2010 at 10:22 am

    yall fasion is so fab

  • 11. divera  |  January 27th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    i want that blue

  • 12. melissa  |  April 4th, 2010 at 3:57 am

    yeh, definity , it still looks hot.

  • 13. Jessica  |  June 15th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I was a kid in the 80’s and wore only kid’s fashions in the 80’s, which was very different from what teens or young adults in their 20’s wore in the 80’s. But I’d love to wear 80’s styles today because then I’d feel like I went back in time to the 80’s and got to wear “grown up” clothes LOL I do love the styles, they were fun, they were creative and expressive far more so than even 90’s fashions. I wasn’t crazy about what I wore as 90’s teen.

  • 14. Rachel  |  June 15th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I was also a 90’s teenager and didn’t like wearing simple stuff like skirts, jeans, tops. 80s fashions were more fun and even kid-like in their charm and freedom; people think they were the worst fashions of all time but they were really cute and fun and they weren’t bad at all. I’d prefer to wear that than anything made from 1996 through 2006. .

  • 15. nya  |  November 18th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    oh hell naw !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 16. Zelly  |  November 23rd, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    yeah!!! i’m only 14 and i love the 80s and there fashion/music/everything. i especially like the middle picture and that sweater dress. the 1980s were an amazing era that i would have loved to grow up in :)

  • 17. Anonymous  |  February 17th, 2011 at 11:10 am

    i loooove the 80s! these models dot really show the kind of 80s that i enjoy, but still. and they totally ARE coming back!

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