Top Fall Fashion 2015: Our complete guide to the top 10 trends of the season
Over the past few seasons we’ve watched as designers drew inspo from both the 1970s and 1990s, totally overlooking the awesome ’80s—like that one Hanson brother whose name we have trouble remembering. And while some still took from the ’70s this season, we’re overjoyed with the numerous shows that looked to the ’80s.
At Versace, Donatella sent models down the runway in skin tight, sequin-embellished dresses, as if they were headed to a Beverly Hills pool party straight out of a Bret Easton Ellis novel. Likewise at Balmain, where frilly, jewel-toned dresses were paired with pointy-toed pumps. On the flipside, Saint Laurent channeled major Madonna vibes with mini-crini frocks, topped off with blazers and ripped tights.
But the most authentic manifestation of ’80s style came from the genius mind of Jonathan Anderson, who took to the decade with an avant-garde approach. The J.W. Anderson show was full of Andie-Walsh approved looks, replete with exaggerated shapes, slouchy knee-high boots and metallic lamé. At Loewe, Anderson played with proportion, layering broad shouldered cardigans over flesh-toned turtlenecks, and marrying them with oversize tweed trousers and goggle-like glasses. BRB while we listen to some Kraftwerk.