The New Romantics and The Blitz Kids were a British subcultural phenomenon in the late 1970s and early 80s. Rising within the Thatcher era, famous clubs like the Blitz club and Hero spawned the surreal looking, androgynous youths, along with creating a fashion legacy and an influential music sound. The likes of Visage, Culture Club, Spandau Ballet and Marliyn rose to public attention.
Although this youth subculture started underground it quickly become mainstream, but with its popularity came it’s downfall and its disappeared and faded to grey. Today you can the Blitz Kids influence on fashion and music through the likes of Roisin Murphy, (fugly) Lady Gaga and La Roux.
Be a kid again and rock a pair of Bananaman pants from Topshop. Super Retro and Super Geek!
Only £10 !
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One of my big obsessions is Soviet Russia, especially the interesting kitsch items which came out of the communist block. Thi is why I am in love with the new Fall/Winter 2009/10 collection by Denis Simachev. I love the faded 80s jeans, the Soviet winter hat, oversized lapels and the kitsch and colourful designs on the sweaters and T shirts. Be inspired !
Check it Out: www.denissimachev.ru(english)
Have a 1980s flashback, get out your shoulder pads, throw on some high waisted jeans, team them up with white socks and some loafers…oh don’t forget to sharpen your claws and sit back and indulge in alittle Dynasty nostalgia. Pure 80s class all the way from denver.
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This 1980s icon set fashion trends as the prince charming dandy highwayman know as Adam Ant. Add a little striped bandit to your wardrobe.