Anyone who lived through the 80s has cringe-inducing photos documenting the looks of the time: aggressive hair, giant shoulder pads, overly dramatic makeup … But there are some designers out there who are reinterpreting some of the good stuff from the 80s: the originality, the boldness, and the frank sexiness.
A good place to start is with this Patchwork Cap-Sleeve dress by Emilio Pucci. Sure, Pucci may be best known for bright, abstract prints, but here the swirly aesthetic is put to use dramatically in shades of black, with solid and transparent patches. It gives a whole new definition to “patchwork.” Length is just under 20 inches from natural waistline. $1,860.00
Kate Spade is an expert at knowing just how far to push a trend so as to maximize the use of her pieces in your wardrobe. These Kate Spade Women’s Glamour Sandals are no exception. The sexy T strap lengthens the leg, while grosgrain ribbon laces through the chain strap. Suede uppers. $299.00
There was a certain tough-girl chic in the 80s that was expressed through bold, dark make-up and the use of studded leather. Rebecca Minkoff brings back the studded leather in the Stud Devote Tote. It is a black leather handbag with rings, gold studs, and a belted top. Closure is magnetic and the inside lining is tan and blue striped. It has two open pockets and one zip pocket inside. A roomy 17 x 11 x 7.5 inches, with a 31 inch adjustable strap, the tote is $695.00