80s fashion staged confidence. Great glam evening attire demanded glamorous accessories and jewelry. Consequently, bling was born! Geometric shapes and bright sparkle accentuated every accessory.
In addition, shoulder grazing chandelier earrings defined earring design. Also, brooches return along with bold gold bangles, necklaces and earrings. While metallic leather shimmered clutches, rhinestone studs accentuated every accessory.
Most important, designer clothing found its mark in 80s fashion. Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent and Ralph Lauren presented their designs. Silk jersey fit the body.
Because American fashion was sensible, affordable and wearable, it became highly collected globally.
Denim and leather rock the music scene. MTV showcased Punk and New Wave bands like Devo and The Clash. Michael Jackson’s Thriller exploded on the charts.
As a result the leather jacket became icon to the 80s.