If you were paying any attention to the spring runways last September, you would know that one trend was prominent all across the boards: ’80s revival.
While that might bring to mind massive shoulder pads and not much else, the designers’ takes on ’80s fashion were actually pretty fascinating. On one end of the spectrum, we saw tributes to the broad-shouldered pantsuits that the badass power women of the decade once wore. On the other, we saw much more playful, youthful trends resurfacing: neon Day-Glo pieces, Flashdance-inspired off-one-shoulder tops, and metallic, puffy-shouldered ’80s prom dresses of all sorts.
Of course, while all of these looks may hint at some of our favorite moments in Pretty in Pink (or that semi-embarrassing throwback photo you found of your mom), they’re reimagined today in a much more modern way.
Being that spring is finally here, we’ve seen the trend trickle down from the runways and right into our favorite shops (and soon, our very own closets). Below, see which ’80s trends are totally making a comeback this spring, and how to rock them accordingly. Of course, don’t forget to check out our video from behind the scenes of the shoot.
Photographer: Ricky Michiels
Stylist: Sam Bates
Makeup: Clara Rae
Hair: Junya Nakashima
Photo Assistant: Steven Turner
Models: Tamara Ryzhenko at Muse Model Management, Kota at MSA, Sophia Pastorius-Young and Danielle Gordon at IMG, and BB Jean at Heroes.