The fact that fluro is returning to the fashion scene, means its time to add some nostalgic (yet bold) colours to your style? Time to go to the future from the past… or back to the future. Either way – Fluro fashion is back and I cant see it disappearing anytime soon!
I am guessing that there will be some people who keep fluro clothing as an 80′s costume idea, only! But the new millennium has seen a steady increase in fluro – and it’s showing no signs of slowing down, so its time to get on board the neon night train and brighten up your life.
I agree that fluro clothing started to become very big in 1984, about the same time that Madonna moulded her look, and from there the eighties were increasing with popularity and making its stand in fashion. Just the year before was when the hit movie Flashdance was topping the charts with “ What A feeling” from Irene Cara in all it’s “fluro neon fashion glory”!
The 80’s fashion was all about people trying to identify themselves and express their inner wild child differently to the others. Men grew long hair, wore heavy make up and were rocking the leather jackets, while the women wore short hair, layers of clothing and soaked their lips in bright lipstick. There were the plain white t-shirt craze with a cute 80’s designed picture on the front , highlighted in fluro, with high waisted acid wash jeans, and the total look of all was the bright fluro leg warmings, lyrca tights and not to forget the wheels, Roller skates. 1980s clothing styles are back on the shelves now, and down the runway with many of the top designers. So what makes these eighties fashions for women endure the test of time and still survive?
Today’s fashion is all about a quick-fix, simply, quick, easy and effortless. And this was the attitude and style of the eighties, even if the hair do’s took up tiredness amounts of time. With today’s fashion top designers are trying to be bold, effortless and appeal different to their competition, so what other era could they invade? The eighties fashion not only pops up on the runway but also in music videos. Hip-hop has brought back bright colors and bold patterns since 2009. Artists like Rihanna, and now Lady Gaga have pushed boundaries and reinvented a newer, modern 80′s look. Where ever we look now the eighties fashion is booming, especially when the weather is heating up.
So even if you didn’t endure the totally awesomeness of this decade we still have hope and the chance today to rock out in out 80s get up and feel proud. So if you haven’t started your 80′s collection then get out there this summer and get your hands on a pair of Raybans, some neon leggings and why not throw on a statement white t-shirt with a bold fluro design?
Finally, it’s always good to remember that not all eighties trends like huge shoulder pads, sweat – head bands and poodle perms should be brought forward, its probably best left back in the era they were created!
Emma – Nov 12th 2010