THE 80S TO  90


Women’s wear... Exaggerated volume.  Various types of shoulder pads in smocks, blouses and jackets. Panno  Felt was the fabric that predominated and in particular the kind that could be split into two which allowed one to eliminate linings but rendered outerwear light but with form.

Men’s wear... Tailored jackets and coats took on a wider dimension. The jacket, worn by young body-builder types,  became somewhat lanky but the proportions were not really too exaggerated.  For some manufacturers, the change in style simply meant making jackets the next size up.  There was a bit of confusion even amongst those working in the industry.  Knitwear became a key element of style, encouraged by technical advances. The number of knots in knits increased and worked together to create artistic effects.