November 10, 2015
By Marius Brianski
Photos Courtesy of Luis Buchinho
Paris, France – Let’s go back in time to the eclectic style of the 80’s era with the collection for Spring/Summer by the Portuguese designer Luis Buchinho.
There are three apparent and very visible inspirations dividing the catwalk show. One can find the sexy, provocative style which a young Madonna could wear. Different vibes are present with the boyish looks like Grace Jones and the colorful, eccentric styles reminding of Boy George. We have glamour and sparkle alongside with experimental eclecticism.
Synthetic, clean vision in tops and dresses are side-by-side with patchwork and multicolored pieces. Masculine wide-legged pants, beautiful coats, oversized jackets, tube dresses, open front slits in skirts and puffy arms in shirts are all reminders of the complexity of the 80’s era. The garments tend to expose the cleavage, legs and arms.
Everything reminds of the willingness to change, try something new and decorate the hard reality of those times. It’s outrageous, provocative and overdid changing the silhouette, just like it used to be.
The dominate colors are of course black, white, burgundy, blue and mustard. The prints are multicolored and remind old school posters and album covers. To create the drama the models wear top hats just like in the old music clips.
The collection as a whole is revision of the old school. Maybe too consistent and literal, but hey a huge portion of today’s pop or rocks star images are influenced by that era.