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i jeans sono una moda

In the 1980s denim (stoffa dei jeans) became popular not only among young people. In the first decades cut-off (tagliuzzati) denim jackets, tight worn-out (stretti e strausati) jeans were very trendy. Teenagers wore them with a favourite metal bands logo (il logo del gruppo metal preferito) painted on them. In the last decades acid-washed jeans and denim jackets became popular…

casual – la moda comoda inizia negli anni ’80

The great innovation of the mid  1980s – till 1990s – was casual wear.  This trend included leggings (pantacollant) worn (indossati) with oversized sweaters and sweatshirts (maglioni larghissimi) in winter or oversized tee shirts in summer.  Skirts (gonne) were usually plaid skirts (a quadretti) worn with slouch socks (calze che ricadono sulla gamba)  and sneakers (scarpe da ginnastica) – the…

1980s – nuove icone della moda: i cantanti

The new music icons of the 1980s became models for fashionists (modaioli).  Both Michael Jackson and Madonna suggested many trends (tendenze) who were followed by teenagers and not only. The Thriller look was inspired by Jackson’s video and album Thriller. Teenagers started matching (abbinare) red/black leather pants (pantaloni di pelle) and jackets, one glove (guanto), sometimes fingerless (senza dita) gloves,…

1980s – la moda viene dalla TV

Fashion in the 1980s was strictly linked (strettamente legata) to cinema and TV series. While Flashdance (1983) marked a turning point (segnò una svolta) for women clothing, TV movies like Miami Vice and Magnum PI paved the way (spianarono la via) to new styles for men. In Miami Vice Don Johnson –  who acted (recitava) as leading man (protagonista)-  wore…

gli anni ’80 – Flashdance fashion

The American film Flashdance  directed by Adrian Lyne appeared in the cinemas in 1983 and immediately marked the epitome (epitome) of 1980s fashion. As soon as the movie was released (venne proiettato), women followed the style of Alex, the eighteen-year-old weller (saldatrice) who works in a steel mine (acciaieria) in Pittsburg and who has only a passion: dancing. Women started…

the early 1980s – il nuovo romanticismo

The 1970s disco fashion moved into night clubs in the 1980s and became more romantic and elaborate. The make-up was quite heavy and audacious. One of the designer who got fame in those years was Vivienne Westwood who developed the pirate look: large and frilled shirts made of precious fabrics (tessuti). And high- waisted trousers (pantaloni a vita alta). A…

1970s – stile di campagna e stile di città

In the late 1970s Yves St Laurent introduced the peasant looking style. Blouses (camicette da donna) had shoulders necklines (il collo che cadeva sulle spalle), and laces (lacci), skirts were gathered (raccolte) into tiers (a starti) , clothes were embroidered (ricamati), with floral patterns (disegni floreali).  The colours in vogue were dusty rose (rosa cipria), Prussian blue (blue scuro brillante),…

la moda geometrica – André Courrèges

A fashion trend that now designers are re-visiting is the one created by André Courrèges. The French designer opened his  Maison de Couture in 1961 and in 1964 launched  the Space Age (epoca spaziale)collection. His clothes had geometric shapes (forme geometriche): squares, trapezoids, triangles. The skirts were very short and the look included boots (stivali) and  goggles (occhiali solo portati per moda)…

Paco Rabanne – new materials

Paco  Rabanne, designer of Spanish origins,  was the creator of a totally new way of dressing.In 1966, he showed his first collection, a provocative manifesto titled  12 Unwearable Dresses in Contemporary Materials. These dresses were embellished with rhodoid (nome francese coniato per definire material plastico a basa di cellulose) sequins (lustrini) and plaques (placche).  In 1969, Paco Rabanne also revolutionized…

1970s – rock fashion

Like the 1960s also the mid 70s were influenced by music. This trend was called Glam Rock Style. British and American fashion were influenced by glam (affascinanti) rock stars such as David Bowie, Roxy Music, and Marc Bolan. They were extravagantly dressed with  glitters (lustrini). Trousers were  high-waisted (vita alta), jeans were usually  decorated with rhinestones (strass), lamé and antique;…