Tag: 1980s Fashion

1980′s Fashion Icons: Big Daddy Kane

1980′s Fashion Icons: Big Daddy Kane

Big Daddy Kane Emerging during hip-hop’s massive creative expansion of the late ’80s, Big Daddy Kane was the ultimate lover man of rap’s first decade, yet there was more to him than the stylish wardrobe, gold jewelry, and sophisticated charisma. Kane possessed a talented rhyming technique honed from rap battles. While he never scored much […]

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1980’s Hair Do’s: Mullet

1980’s Hair Do’s: Mullet

Janet Jackson Shows off her Mullet Hair Style which emerged in the early 1980’s. The mullet is a hairstyle that is short at the front and sides, and long in the back. The mullet began to appear in popular media in the 1960s and 1970s but did not become generally well-known until the early 1980s. It continued to be […]

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1980’s Fashion Icons: LL Cool J

1980’s Fashion Icons: LL Cool J

In 1985 LL released the critically acclaimed album Radio, and landed his first film role as himself in “Krush Groove.” In the film he performs the track “I Can’t Live Without My Radio.” While coming on to the hip-hop scene LL Cool J was one of the key iconic fashionable artists of Hip-Hop with his style of […]

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1980’s Labels: Armani Jeans

1980’s Labels: Armani Jeans

    During the 1980’s Giorgio Armani company expanded their range and introduced Armani Jeans. This was created due to Armani’s wanting to have a more youthful product with the same high level of quality as the higher end line, but more affordable for the lower end customers.

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1980’s Fashion Accessories : Kangol Hats

1980’s Fashion Accessories : Kangol Hats

Kangol was an English company formed in 1983 and was most famously known for its hats. They produced different types of hats for workers, golfers and most known soldiers. These Kangol bucket hats became popular with the rich and famous back then with people like The Beatles, Grandmaster Flash and LL Cool J As seen […]

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1980’s Hair Do’s: Jheri Curl

1980’s Hair Do’s: Jheri Curl

One popular style in the 80’s among African American men was the Jheri Curl. This hairstyle was made popular by Michael Jackson about the time his album Thriller was released and he appeared in videos for songs from the album. Another singer who sported a Jheri curl was Lionel Richie.

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1980′s Fashion Icons: Notorious B.I.G

1980′s Fashion Icons: Notorious B.I.G

Biggie was famously known for his wordplay But was also constantly dressed stylishly. The younger generation may have only heard about this in his rhymes with references to various designer clothes and accessories. In this picture you see Notorious B.I.G wearing a multi-coloured sweater by COOGI who had been creating these from 1969 but it […]

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