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Desperately seeking 80s - Suggested looks for her

The 80s have seen different styles blooming as inspiration from subcultures, mostly from the music world (punk and post punk, new wave, new romantic, hip hop and so on) got into fashion.

Many trends have coexisted in the same period involving different women types coming from underground culture, mainstream or from the highest level of the business skyscrapers; we have seen contrasting textiles together - as lace and tulle with leather - and the transformation of the female suit that started to imitate the male one with padded shoulders to highlight the renewed presence of working women.

Some designers have reworked that period in ther FW 15/16  collections, such as in the  case of Balmain, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Rodarte, Louis Vuitton, with a wide use of colour blocks or neon hues, power shoulders and sequins or metallic materials.

This week, we play the roles of iconic charatcters from 80s cult movies, picking  real fashion, for the real you.

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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

directed by Susan Seidelman

Get up on your feet, yeah, step to the beat…Imagine yourself walking in your boots in downtown New York to the beat of Madonna's Into the groove. The cast featured Madonna herself aka Susan and Susanna Arquette aka Roberta, a feminist duo meeting each other in a dense sequence of ups and downs, including Roberta’s identity and style theft of Susan. Get inspired by this bad girl look and do not forget to back comb your hair!

Wool bomber with macro eyelets by Moschino Boutique, cotton tank top with iconic American Eagle by Dsquared2, Vadim skirt by Isabel Marant, sterling silver bead disc earrings by Athomie, Marly, backpack by Michael Kors,1460 Tracer ankle boots by Dr. Martens.

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Dirty Dancing (1987)

directed by Emile Ardolino

Baby (Jennifer Grey) is an innocence young woman who comes to discover her femininity through the passion for dance and Johnny (Patric Swayze). Ready for a remake of the final scene? Put your sparkling sandals on and dance to (I've Had) The Time of My Life, because, as the quote reminds us, nobody puts Baby in a corner.

Light bricolage sweatshirt and tomboy jeans with polka dots by Stella McCartney, flap pocket silk shirt by Equipment, silk headband with Blooms print by Gucci, matelassè velvet Crystal clutch by Miu Miu, Kizzy 100 sandals by Jimmy Choo.

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Working Girl (1988)

directed by Mike Nichols

The movie tells the story of a woman, Tess, and her American dream: in the lead role Melanie Griffith will climb the ladder and will progress from a secretarial job  to being an executive.  A career woman style is not just about black dresses: add some colour to your busy life,  take control, but also Let The River Run as Carly Simon sings in the theme song.

Tweed blazer with patented revers by M.S.G.M., striped silk dress by Fendi, Rockstud sunglasses by Valentino Garavani, Cabas Rive Gauche leather tote by Saint Laurent, Lucrezia leather court shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti.

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Discover the 80s woman inside you and enjoy shopping at iKRIX.com!