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  • Style Rethink
    One of SS14’s hottest trends, the ’80s is also the hardest to master. CHRISTA D’SOUZA takes on the challenge

    The ’80s. A great decade for film noir (Body Heat; Fatal Attraction), proper pop stars (Madonna; Prince), and alternative comedy (Saturday Night Live; cult British duo French & Saunders). But fashion? What a wilderness it was on that front. Power Ballad hair. Those stupid pork pie hats. The mullet, for crying out loud.

    If ever there was a decade I would like to forget, it would be this one. And yet, perhaps ’80s fashion has just always suffered from bad PR. Think of the genius designers it produced: Claude Montana, Thierry Mugler, Azzedine Alaïa. Well, this season, the ’80s are back, with

    Balmain channeled
    the ’80s with gold detailing for SS14


    Photograph: Columbine Goldsmith

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