Women of the 80's

The 80 decade doesn’t seem to be that far away yet we are already celebrating its come-back.

Whether on the catwalk, within musique or on screen, its aestheticism that we recognize by its eccentricity and its ostentatious outfits is omnipresent this season. Aerobics and lycra outfits are thus celebrated in the new season of the show American Horror Story, “1984”. Flakes, lamé and disco balls are mixed in singer Corine’s smooth video clips. Silhouettes are structured with disproportionate shoulders on the catwalks.

Sum up the 80’s to one trend would be complicated as diversity was the key word. Two trends have especially been spotted on catwalks, summarizing perfectly the woman of the 80’s : sparkling and epaulette.


Glitters are not only reserved to party outfits but are also invited in our daily life. As a reaction to the ambient austerity, the return of these 80’s silhouettes seeks to dismiss the prevailing gloom as the singer Corine notes.We renew with carelessness thanks to metallic thread from Isabel Marant, Chanel’s sequins and lamé from Alberta Ferretti.Whatever the form, from jacket to pant to blouse, without forgetting the essential evening dress, as long as the look is sparkling and bright.


The comeback of the 80's also involves the return of pieces with very structured shoulders, almost like an architectural delirium. The silhouette are in X, the shoulders being developed and the waist marked. These power shoulders, square and voluminous shoulders, present a strong and assertive silhouette in the designs of Saint Laurent, Isabelle Marant and Givenchy. True symbol of empowerment, a movement whereby women regain control of events that concern them, the woman is imposing herself and making many established traditions evolve, and awake the sleeping boss lady within each of us.

Essential piece mastered by Lady Di, the oversized blazer is the perfect illustration of this trend. We dare to play with volume right down to the shoes, accompanied by boots with a reversible edge. Thanks to their adjustable height, they lengthen the leg and rebalance the silhouette, without forgetting the shiny touch thanks to its lamé anthracite rim.

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