Old is the new New
These are two proverbs that best describe my thoughts on fashion from the 80’s and post millennia. One day you’re rocking these pair of shoes, feeling all fly with yourself and in less than a year or two its out of fashion. Some years down the line, some fresh out of Parson’s fashion designer picks up the same old pair of shoes, adds a tiny detail to it and bam, it’s back on the run way.
My mum would always say
“Nothing is new on the surface of the earth, if you think its new, it’s definitely old!”
Researching the internet lately on fashion trends and I came across these classic old photos of trends from the 80’s and realized these are trends currently dominating the fashion run way both home and abroad. And I decided to create a photo collage from the 80’s against the now of each photo I got.
The Picture on the left was taken about a few weeks ago and that on the right was taken in the early 70’s. I love the black and white background replica. Classic. P.S That’s a mother and daughter photo
The Picture on the left was taken somewhere around the 60’s and the replica was taken about a month ago. The natural hair do is back and I think Africans have gradually accepted to wear their God given thick hair as it is. Besides who said black isn’t beautiful?
We ran a feature on wide legged pants here. You can imagine how amazed I was to see it clearly replicated from the early 60’s. The only difference I see is the black and white picture back ground from the 60’s
If you were born in the 70’s and 80’s then you’d be smiling at the shoes on the right. Those Bata shoes were every child’s favorite. I still have a scar on my left eye. Someone kicked me in the face with those pair of shoes. Seeing its replica by Zara brought back a lot of memories, good ones for sure.