Once considered the decade that style forgot, designers are now breathing new life into the era’s fashion signatures. See the shoulder-padded mini dresses complete with lip print at Saint Laurent, Marni’s high-waisted pants, and gold buttons and chains aplenty for evidence. The trick is to wear just one piece, keeping the rest of your look contemporary to avoid costume dressing.
Dress, pumps, necklace and socks by Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane
THE ACCESSORY UPDATE
Just add a gold bag or chain to give any outfit an ’80s attitude.
Strong shoulders, coated tweed and an abundance of gold buttons – Balmain’s trophy jacket is a sharp take on ’80s decadence.
Take a Versus safety-pin dress and
amp up the gold accessories.credits
Photograph: James Meakin. Stylist: Natalie Brewster