Top 6 @ 6: The 80s Are Back

Imaan Hammam and supermodels backstage at Topshop Unique SS16
A fresh take on throwback fashion.
Image c/o Topshop Unique

Though the 60s and 70s have reigned supreme for the last few seasons, the flash and circumstance of fashion's most debated decade, the 1980s, have found a brand new light. Exaggerated silhouettes with bold color combos ruled the Fall/Winter '15 shows of Loewe, KTZ, and Au Jour Le Jour. Nicolas Ghesquière's SS16 collection for Louis Vuitton featured androgynous buzz-cut models wearing powerful leather jackets in all colors of the rainbow. Vetements showed similar menswear Annie Lennox-style suits. And let's get real, this sleeper trend of 2015 is proving to explode in 2016. Perfect for a night out on the town or the daily grind, these pieces are most definitely not your mother's 80s looks.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
WHO: Autumn, Jr Fashion Contributor at Couturesque magazine
WHERE: Southern Illinois, U.S.  
OBSESSED WITH: Photog Jorden Keith
LISTENING TO: R.I.P. 2 My Youth - the Neighbourhood 
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