Trend Report: Eighties Influence

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Molly Hannelly

Are you looking for a gnarly new look? Are you, like, totally in need of a radical renovation of the wardrobe? Or, are you looking for a righteous revival of your fav sick styles? Well, I've got some tubular news for you, fashion collections are coming in clutch with 80's influence, and it's like, totally happenin'.

Lamé

Although it's spelled like lame, lamé is anything but. Shiny metallic fibers woven into some choice colors make this trend tight. You'll stand out in lamé pussycat bows and jumpsuits, or be a betty at your next business meeting in a stunning lamé suit.

Bally | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Bally | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Back | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Back | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Cedric Charlier | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Cedric Charlier | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Dries Van Noten | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Dries Van Noten | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Are you legit in lamé? Look at these fabrics:

Metallic Gold Textured All-Over Foil Knit

Metallic Gold Textured All-Over Foil Knit

Green/Black Metallic Polyester Lame

Green/Black Metallic Polyester Lame

Light Colored Suits

Channel your inner Miami Vice with light colored suits! For business or pleasure, dawn these bombdiggity suits at the casino, going to the police station for an investigation, or at that primo party happening tonight. You'll be a big hit in light suits!

Colored Suit Adam Selman | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Colored Suit Adam Selman | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Jil Sander | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Jil Sander | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Carven | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Carven | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Siriano | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Christian Siriano | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Wanna look schweet in suits? Skim these fabrics:

Warm Beige Solid Suiting

Warm Beige Solid Suiting

Total Eclipse and Seedpearl Speckled Stretch Wool Suiting

Total Eclipse and Seedpearl Speckled Stretch Wool Suiting

Neon

If you're in need of an illin' outfit, you need neon! A neon bodysuit paired with bright leggings is the perfect workout ensemble, and you'll look fine in a striped neon dress wherever you're heading. Central Saint Martins' high hipped bodysuit is a perfect example of the mix of contemporary fashion and eighties trends. Skin tight neon is reminiscent of the eighties, while the high hips and funky skirt are a modern marvel.

Central Saint Martins | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Central Saint Martins | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Jean Paul Gaultier | Fall 2017 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier | Fall 2017 Couture

Ronald van der Kemp | Fall 2017 Couture

Ronald van der Kemp | Fall 2017 Couture

Ashish | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Ashish | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Do you find neon necessary? Bag some of these fabrics:

Neon Green Nylon Spandex

Neon Green Nylon Spandex

Flourescent Pink Striped Taffeta

Flourescent Pink Striped Taffeta

Ruffles

Ruffles are totally glam, adding class and sass to any outfit. Dresses may be the obvious choice, as a ruffled dress is always a winner, but ruffles can enhance any ensemble. A ruffled shirt tucked in takes jeans from casual to cowabunga! Alexandre Vauthier's gold ruffle on the little black dress is the perfect way to take a couture look into the streets, while Gucci's ruffled purple lamé dress is a funky twist on an old school ball gown.

Alexandre Vauthier | Fall 2017 Couture

Alexandre Vauthier | Fall 2017 Couture

Central Saint Martins | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Central Saint Martins | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Jean Paul Gaultier | Fall 2017 Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier | Fall 2017 Couture

Get radical in ruffles with these fabrics:

Deep Orange Silk Taffeta

Deep Orange Silk Taffeta

Fuchsia Red Silk Taffeta

Fuchsia Red Silk Taffeta

Sequins

Sparkling sequins are the showstoppers of the runway. Glittering pants glimmer with every step, while a simple sequin accent on a dress catches the light just right. A wicked sequin dress is the hit of the discotheque, while a sequined jumpsuit like Atelier Versace's is perfect for bowling the night away or toasting with champagne while dining rooftop.

Alexandre Vauthier | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Alexandre Vauthier | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Ashish | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Ashish | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Atelier Versace | Fall 2017 Couture

Atelier Versace | Fall 2017 Couture

Ronald van der Kemp | Fall 2017 Couture

Ronald van der Kemp | Fall 2017 Couture

Seduced by sequins? Shop these fabrics:

Hot Pink Iridescent Paillette Sequins on a Stretch Netting

Hot Pink Iridescent Paillette Sequins on a Stretch Netting

Maize Iridescent Paillette Sequins on a Stretch Netting

Maize Iridescent Paillette Sequins on a Stretch Netting

Shoulder Pads

Shoulder pads add power and style to any outfit, whether it's a business suit with sharp shoulders, or a dress with a poofy pad. Dance the night away in a jumpsuit with shoulder pads, or take a page out of Barbara Bui's book with a velvet jacket with shoulder pads, perfect for celebrating with a cigar or treating to a Tears for Fears concert.

Ronald van der Kemp | Fall 2017 Couture

Ronald van der Kemp | Fall 2017 Couture

Barbara Bui | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Barbara Bui | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Alexandre Vauthier | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Alexandre Vauthier | Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Need some extra padding? Pick up these fabrics:

Sultan Red Soft Rayon-Silk Velvet

Sultan Red Soft Rayon-Silk Velvet

Black Soft Rayon-Silk Velvet

Black Soft Rayon-Silk Velvet

Do you think 80's style is totally ace? Or is it totally bunk? Let us know in the comments!

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