eros-dikaios said: ’80s clothing was so aggressively ugly, hate it so much tbh. ’90s was even worse though in a way because in the ’80s there was at least some creativity.
I did see some mind blowingly ugly fashion when I was doing the 70s but the 1980s is a very meh decade for sure. It did have a handloom resurgence though into which you can read all kinds of things. And of course Rekha in the 1980s was a big fashion influencer, her look is quite singular and imo can be attractive. So it wasn’t as bad as the 1980s in the West:)
The 1990s on the other hand..the decade Indian fashion died.
eros-dikaios said: unpopular opinion but i don’t like a lot of ’70s fashion either. The earlier ’70s were ok and i don’t mind the printed nylons + plain blouses (they can be quite cute, sometimes the prints were ugly) but really dislike the ‘disco’ aesthetic.
You are not alone, raising my hand as someone not in love with the 1970s - though when I do posts I set aside my personal biases :).
risforrini said: no comment on the aesthetic of ’80s indian fashion, but i do like that this decade popularized the kurta churidar for women/made it possible for me to wear it regularly when visiting relatives in mysore, because i utterly flop at wearing the sari. :c
Oh absolutely. From being a North Indian fashion that was worn now and then, it was reinvented in this decade in a manner that had a broad appeal. And they had everything on offer from those typical 80s ensembles to simple woven cotton ones like the ones still around in FabIndia. Which is why I featured it.