The 80s and 90s TV style trends ready for a reboot

Joan Collins approved.

[I]t sure seems to be the year of reboots. The past few months has brought announcement of three major returns to TV land: a dark-occult version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, a millennial take on Heathers and a Gossip Girl-esque redo of the 80s classic Dynasty. With TV taking things back to the 80s and 90s, its no wonder fashion is doing the same; it’s hard to look at a collection from this season without being reminded that what goes around comes around, in looks and culture alike. In the hope of these remakes being as stylish as the originals, we collected together four top trends that the old school shows were obsessed with, and found how they’d worked their way onto the runways of spring summer 2018. Check out our collages below…

Really big hair

Then: Winona Ryder in 'Heathers', Stephanie Beacham in 'Dynasty', Caroline Rhea, Melissa Joan Hart and Beth Broderick in 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch'. Now: Antonio Marras SS18 and Gucci SS18.

The 80s were the moment for super big hair: with everyone from Dynasty having a bump-it or two hidden in their locks, and the entire cast of Heathers backcombing their hair as high as their shoulder pads, it was the look that just kept on giving. Even by the 90s, the look worked its way into a Y2K take on updos, Sabrina and co loved to bump it up too. Fast forward to 2017, and big updos are still major on the catwalks: Gucci created 80s perm-curls, pinned up in a style we’re sure Joan Collins would love to try out.

gold lamé

Then: Joan Collins and Linda Evans in 'Dynasty'.
Now: Gucci SS18, Greta Constantine SS18 and Versace SS18.

Another Joan Collins fave, gold lamé was the luxe look of the 80s, and it looks to be that way for Versace SS18 too. Anything you put 90s icons Naomi, Cindy, Claudia, Carla and Helena in is going to be a surefire hit, and glittering gold lamé is no exception. We hope to see the cast of Dynasty 2.0 rocking some, and maybe a shimmery cape to lighten the spooky mood for Sabrina too.

think pink

Then: Joan Collins in 'Dynasty', Kim Walker in 'Heathers', Melissa Joan Hart in 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch'.
Now: Versace SS18 and Tom Ford SS18

When is pink not on trend, am I right? A colour worn through the ages, Joan, Heather and Sabrina all worked varying shades (some a little more transferrable than others). The perfect colour to fill your spring days, Tom Ford showed that pink doesn’t have to be cutesy with his fuchsia power suit. For Donatella Versace’s throwback collection, she proved that there’s no such thing as too much pink, with 80s style gathered velvet dresses and the retro logo-emblazoned tees making the trend up to date.

Coloured faux fur

Then: Salem in 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch', Joan Collins in 'Dynasty'. Now: Shrimps SS18, Charlotte Simone lookbook, Sies Marjan SS18

Last but certainly not least, faux fur is the ultimate nod to the 80s glamour of Dynasty: with spring summer collections from Shrimps and Sies Marjan brightening up the trend of the season, pretty pastels and gauche greens alike. Even Salem, Sabrina’s sassy cat, liked to try out the trend – in a coat not too different from Joan herself’s. We hope to see some funky faux furs in all three of the new shows – the Heathers trailer confirming Heather Chandler is on the same wavelength at least – fingers crossed for a bit more cat dress up in Sabrina too.