Greenberg et al point out that it “was a decade characterized by consumerist values that reflected the Reagan era nostalgia for the past and the tastes of the young and the trendy from fashion and films to music and…
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It was a time of revolution against the normal. This was shown through the cultural response of the classy style, and this fashion has achieved to bring up the social feeling that extended to include all manners of consumables and socializations. This style was shown throughout many of the trends of the 1980s. According to Niven, “jewelry wasn’t just an accessory in the eighties. It was a focal point” (27). Punk fashion which was combination of the hippie movement of the past decades and the current materialist trend also emerged.
When it came to hairstyles, people preferred big, curly, dreadlocked and heavy. The fashion included a pair of torn jeans, tights trousers, leather clothes, leg warmers, leggings and athletic shoes. The celebrities wore leather, laced clothes and fishnet stockings and gloves. When it came to a business look, there was the power suit. Knight describes power suit as a “term popularized in the 1980s that was associated with the attire worn by business men and women to project confidence and authority” (viii-ix).The women during this period wore heavy and bright makeup. They often used light colored lipstick, dark and thick eyelashes and pink and blue blusher. The 1980s clothing was considered unisex. The women wore sweaters that included turtlenecks and V-necks. The most preferred school shoes were knee-high boots and kitten heels, sneakers and jelly shoes. The women had become more colorful as they wore wool coats, long flared skirts and miniskirts.
Punk fashion emerged in the1980s. It was popular among people aged 18–22. This fashion was expressed by multi-colored mohawks, “black clothing, leather jackets, and ripped jeans” (Feinstein 13). Jean jackets were fashionable when fixed with a safety pin, buttons, patches, or cultural trophies. People of the punk style would use bits of fabric and attach them with safety pins. This style soon became a fashionable way of fixing
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This transformation is triggered by factors related to reforms, economy, and advancement in information and technology. The following discourse evaluates these changes and their causative factors based on literature. In this process, it highlights the differences as well as similarities between the Chinese 80s and 90s generations.
However, the firm faced significant challenges throughout the 80s due to many factors like poor show of its own brand in the Canadian operations as opposed to its other local brands viz., Peoples/D’Alliard’s, failure to reach profitable customers in France, and the need to refurbish stores across UK for greater customer satisfaction.
A common feature in Eastern Europe by the late 1980s was the widespread use of campaigns of national resistance demonstrating popular opposition to the continuation of one-party rule and contributing to the force for revolution. Countries such as Hungary and Czechoslovakia had already undergone some reform, but still fell.
ation (long remix),” Killing Joke’s “Adorations (supernatural mix),” Nick Heyward’s “Warning Sign (12 inch version),” and The Flirt’s “Danger.” I was attracted to the program’s upbeat, nostalgic, and energetic music.
I liked listening to internet radio
efore getting the blow on the head and being identified with the “free spirit” Susan, played by Madonna, Roberta is actually hit within, her inner world is in turmoil and she is extremely fed up with her life and she turns to adventurism.
Susan Seidelman makes the move
This paper focuses on the fashion from the 1980s to now. It enables people to show their attitude by choosing what they wear. Fashion is a form of communication whereby people put their personality at everything they do in terms of what they wear. Fashion influences people’s lives and creates a style to everything being worn.