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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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play_circle_filled Retro Ankle Boots for Men
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
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
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
play_circle_filled Return of the Cone Boobs
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
Ravishingly Retro Fashion
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
Retro Fashion Flash Backs
Retro Fashion Flash Backs
Dior Brings Back Mrs. Robinson
It's amazing to me how the 1960s have had such a strong influence over designers in the latest seasons. John Galliano, the fashion director of the Christian Dior label, used his creative talent to seek… MORE
Retro Mini Dresses
Retro Mini Dresses
Fashion Staple of the 60s Returns
The revival of the 60s and 70s continues as fashion designers continue to bring back style retro style staples like the mini dress. The look has been reinterpreted by many famous designers, from Chanel… MORE
play_circle_filled Flamingo Print Retro
Flamingo Print Retro
Just Cavalli Fall 2008
Roberto Cavalli just showed his more affordable line, Just Cavalli, at Milan Fashion Week which was full of retro inspirations and some unexpected hot pink bird motifs. Staying true to his signature… MORE
Return of the Jumpsuit
Return of the Jumpsuit
Marc Jacobs and Fendi Putting Stars in One Piece Suits
These pictures show a number of the hottest stars, including Lindsay Lohan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss and Rihanna. But wait, why should be talking about them? Because they are wearing JUMPSUITS! Some… MORE

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