A sourcebook of 1980s fashion print, this edition showcases prints from a design period that is having a major revival. Covering the whole of this decade of excess, the book includes prints that were, for the first time, produced completely by fashion fabric designers (not the interior print designers of earlier eras.)
The creativity of the period is given full expression in this sourcebook of hundreds of designs that make it an essential for contemporary designers and students. The book contains exclusive illustrations and original artwork from designers as well as finished prints. Each short chapter introduction is followed by illustrations with captions to give provenance and relevance. The prints are arranged in the following chapters:
• Glamazon: the big-hair look demanded bold, colourful patterning that said ‘Look at me’ • Neon Blitz: dazzling colour, ostentation and the influence of graffiti • Urban Jungle: An urban take on the floral print with exotic multi-coloured images, typified by the prints of Kenzo • Catch The Wave: the influence of the surfing, skateboarding trends on print with high-voltage motifs and a modern take on the Hawaiian shirt • Radical Classical: Revisiting the past, as in all design eras, the 1980s appropriated Classical statues and architectural detail Word count 8000
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Hundreds of prints from this key decade of fashion design
A unique sourcebook for designers and students
Ideal for the 1980s revival in fashion design and print
Contains exclusive illustrations and original artwork of print designers
From the designer suits of yuppie men and women to ripped jeans to the mini-crinoline craze to the eloquent fashion sense of Princess Diana, the 1980s encapsulates a time when it became fashionable to make money and dress well. This work explores the enthralling history of fashion as it recreated itself through the popular trends of the eighties.
In 80s Fashion, the V&A explores one of the most diverse and exciting periods in fashion history, showcasing the work of some of the decade’s leading designers, including Vivienne Westwood, Fiorucci, Leigh Bowery, Bodymap, Rifat Ozbek, and many others. Exploring the decade’s extraordinarily creative exchange between fashion and music, this extensively illustrated book shows how fashions seen on trendsetters in the clubs of the period were interpreted for a wider audience through the striking photography and innovative graphic design of key magazines such as The Face and i-D. Casting new light on the designs of the decade, 80s Fashion includes interviews and previously unseen original material from designers’ archives.
In the 1980s, BIG hair was the trend for both women and men! Yuppies climbed the corporate ladder in shoulder-padded power suits while punk rockers shocked mainstream audiences by wearing ripped clothing, multiple piercings, and colorful hair. Michael Jackson was the reigning King of Pop, MTV first came on the air, and the Rubik’s Cube entertained the masses. Read about the fashions, fads, pop culture icons, and world events of the 1980s.
From the decade that introduced Oprah to a national TV audience, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, and witnessed the demise of the Berlin Wall come a variety of clothing styles for a multi-generational family. Ten dolls are accompanied by 30 costumes that include shirtdresses, tunics, leotards, business suits, windbreakers, denim jeans, and wedding apparel, as well as sneakers, baseball caps, and other accessories. A delight for collectors, paper doll fans, and anyone with sentimental memories of the 1980s.
Recreate the fashion scene from the 1980s with this inspiring, historically precise selection of fashion stickers. Colour blocked outfits and shoulder pads for smart wear matched big teased hair and spiral perms. Leg warmers and spandex made their way into daily wear on the wave of aerobics enthusiasm. This fabulous mix of styles comes together in this compact, attractive format. Informative notes, photographs and sketches explain each ‘look’ and add historical context for this decade. Part of a collectable series.
Fashion Sourcebooks is a series of beautifully illustrated paperbacks presenting the renowned costume drawings of John Peacock. Fashion in the 1980s tended towards the functional and the formal. The typical ‘power dressed’ woman of the period wore her shoulders wide, her skirts short and her heels high. The sometimes colourful and relaxed men’s fashions of the 1970s gave way to more conventional dressing. The year-by-year format allows these developments to be shown in fascinating detail. Day Wear, Evening Wear, Sports and Leisure Wear, Accessories, Underwear and Wedding Wear are included, and complete descriptions of each garment accompany the drawings, itemizing colour, cut, necklines, lapels, sleeves, pockets, fastenings, buttons, belts, etc. The reference section includes a chart summarizing at a glance the evolution of fashion and garment-shapes, as well as biographies of outstanding 1980s designers and a bibliography. John Peacock’s Fashion Sourcebooks are destined to become part of the library of any fashion enthusiast, historian or collector, and are sure to provide inspiration to any designer or student working in the performing arts.
When, how and why do clothes become fashion? Fashion is more than mere clothing. It is a moment of invention, a distillation of desire, a reflection of a zeitgeist. It is also a business relying on an intricate network of manufacture, marketing and retail.
Fashion is both medium and message but it does not explain itself. It requires language and images for its global mediation. It develops from the prescience of the designer and is dependent on acceptance by observers and wearers alike.
When Clothes Become Fashion explores the structures and strategies which underlie fashion innovation, how fashion is perceived and the point at which clothing is accepted or rejected as fashion. The book provides a clear theoretical framework for understanding the world of fashion – its aesthetic premises, plurality of styles, performative impulses, social qualities and economic conditions.
This is the first book on the subject that combines contemporary marketing theory with analysis of operational marketing practice within the fashion industry. It contains the views of key practitioners and much original case study material from leading fashion organizations to provide unique insights into the reality of fashion marketing.
Relates developments in fiction, poetry and drama to social change – from the new generation of London novelists such as Martin Amis and Ian McEwan to the impact of feminism in the writing of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson.