Updated: Apr 9
They say “what goes around comes around” which may be intended to describe Karma, but also works perfectly to describe the fashion. It dominates our everyday life, what to wear to work, school, parties etc. It's an never ending history that from time to time repeats itself. It can often be considered an expression of one's true personality and creativity. Undoubtedly with changing times, fashion has changed drastically over the decades to cater to the changing environments.
The 1980s were a decade of bold style and relied heavily on bright colors and hues, just generally being very bright and vivid in appearance. With trends spanning ripped tights and biker jackets, polished oversized blazers and poof skirts, it was one of the most eclectic decades in fashion. Since hip-hop music and culture were extremely prevalent in the 80s, hip-hop fashion was also trending, especially in urban areas. Baggy silhouettes and athletic details characterized along with the bold colors patterns. When it came to accessories, sneakers and snapback caps reigned supreme.
The 90s were an exciting time for fashion. Clothing during the 90s was still loose fitting, but unlike, the colors were not as vibrant as the 1980s. However, 90s fashion is harder to pin down. A class of trends screamed for our attention while others were so quietly cool. Weekends were all about biker shorts, turtlenecks, high waisted jeans and baggy, logo trees.
Designer brands like Versace and Tommy Hilfiger became more well known due to the rise of supermodels and fashion focused media.
Many clothing trends in the 2000s were born out of globalization due to the rise of fast fashion (affordable clothing based on runway designers). As with all decades, looks and trends varied as the 00s went on, clothing like denim miniskirts, low rise jeans and athletic attire. Known as the “mash-up” decade, designers began to take inspiration from different decades. The colorful head-to-toe look could be worn for just about any occasion despite its internationally casual appearance.