Radical Flashion Backs

The revival of old fashion trends, taken to extremes
Implications - While the late 90s took us back to the 70s with ‘flared’ jeans, it wasn’t until 2008 that real bell bottoms made a comeback. Designers have been playing with trends from past decades for a few years, but never before have they gone as dramatic as bringing back era-defining icons like the beehive.
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Retro Ankle Boots for Men - Chelsea Boots Return
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V. Hot 19,327 Clicks Pub: May 12, 08
Retro Ankle Boots for Men
Chelsea Boots Return
Thank goodness for The Horrors: They are bringing back one of the most popular men's shoes of the early 1960s, the Chelsea boot... but now, they are available for women as well! The ankle high booties… [More]
Retro Fantasy Wardrobes - Vintage Cartoon and Sci-Fi-Dresses
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V. Hot 16,672 Clicks Pub: May 10, 08
Retro Fantasy Wardrobes
Vintage Cartoon and Sci-Fi-Dresses
The Vintage Doctor makes dresses and other garments which blend vintage and retro styles with fabric prints. The polyester and cotton dresses in the gallery were inspired by cartoons or sci-fi movies… [More]
Neon Denim - Cali Glow In The Dark Denim
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Hot 11,267 Clicks Pub: Feb 9, 08
Neon Denim
Cali Glow In The Dark Denim
Cali Denim has produced a glow in the dark range that was predicted (albeit in jest) by top Trendhunter Bianca Bartz back in August 2007 in her review: The (Hideous) Return of Shoulder Pads Fashion. And… [More]
Return of the Cone Boobs - Girls Aloud Get Galactic Glam
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Hot 8,290 Clicks Pub: May 9, 08
Return of the Cone Boobs
Girls Aloud Get Galactic Glam
Remember when Madonna brought back retro cone boobs, making the pointy bra style hot again? Well now thanks to Girls Aloud, it's back, and this time with a galactic blast! The UK girlband showed off… [More]
Retro-Trashy Beauty - Amy Winehouse Fashion & Make-Up Lines
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Hot 7,616 Clicks Pub: Feb 27, 08
Retro-Trashy Beauty
Amy Winehouse Fashion & Make-Up Lines
Say what you will about Amy Winehouse, but she does have a unique style and apparently there are lots of girls copying her and that means there is money to be made.Will the eyeliner come in quart containers?… [More]
Ravishingly Retro Fashion - Miss Sixty Fall
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Warm 8,955 Clicks Pub: Feb 5, 08
Ravishingly Retro Fashion
Miss Sixty Fall 2008
In a not so ironic twist, Italian design house, Miss Sixty channeled the 1960s with a very funky Fall 2008 collection. These were no fashions for the sartorially timid. Showing on the third day of New… [More]
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