Whether its down the halls of the school corridor in The Breakfast Club, or on the streets of Brooklyn in Do The Right Thing, 80’s fashion has been a huge influence upon the industry since its birth. In 2019, we have seen a rebirth in the silhouettes and features of 80’s fashion.
We are finding our favourite fashion looks from classic 80’s film and showing you how you can recreate them using todays modern trends.
The Breakfast Club
This cult classic follows five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. It also pinpoints each aspect of 80’s highschool fashion, the “Rebel” John, the “Princess” Claire, the “Outcast” Allison, the “Brains” Brian and the “Jock” Andrew.
John is known for his rebellious attitude and laid back fashion. His rugged denim and plaid combination is a key look in the film.
Known for his naive “nerdy” personality, Brian is all about comfort an practicality. With a borg jumper and Harrington, you cant go wrong.
Andrew is known for being the athletic popular guy. Paired with a cool varsity jacket, his cool and relaxed fashion is something that can be picked right off the high street.
Documenting the early career of Cruise, Risky Business follows the adventures of an ecstatic youngster, when his parents leave on vacation for a few days.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
This absolute classic of an 80’s film follows Ferris Bueller a rebellious teen with a uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. His sweater vests and bomber jacket become a staple in the film.
Do the Right Thing
In the 80’s Hollywood staple Do The Right Thing, we see the battle of race, culture and symbolism within neighbourhoods. As well as the deep and poignant meanings within the film, we also acknowledge the incredible styling of Giancarlo Esposito’s character.
From the film that made every man despise John Cusack and his high standard of affection, this tale of first love and eternal optimism left us with an iconic form of PDA, the boombox declaration.