One might think that due to the progress we have made in the area of clothing, we would not look back on our past. Reality, as always, has a way of denying what we all think. Today, we all see a resurgence of popular fashion styles from the past. It seems that old school fashion is coming back.
First of all, what is old school fashion? Well, it’s a fad that comes from the 1970s to the 1980s. Old-school fashion is being brought by fashion-conscious young people and adults today. The fashion of the old school is not only determined by clothes. The fashion of the old school is evident in accessories, hairstyles and even in the attitude of young people today. The question, however, is why? Why is old school fashion returning?
There are a variety of reasons why people return to old-school fashion. First, this fascination with the past began with television. Do you realize that people who are returning to old-school fashion are the ones who grew up watching the reruns of shows like Happy Days? We are also the same generation that enjoys watching TV shows based on the past like That 70’s Show.
Now that I think about it, we have been exposed to old-school fashion in other media. Think of the movies: we are the ones who enjoy watching movies from old shows such as Starsky and Hutch, Charlie’s Angels and other films that have been resurrected from the old death of Camp TV to the new life of cinema.
Well, the media certainly provoked the rebirth of old-school fashion. It was the spark that created the fire. The question, however, is what feeds the flames? The truth is that people like the fashion of the old school. It looks good and helps them reconnect with a past that was not as complicated as today’s world. The reason why old-school fashion is constantly gaining popularity is the fact that once it was reintroduced into society, people discovered that they really liked it.
Old-school fashion is also popular because of the fact that something is so sexy. The old school fashion was designed to show the beauty of the human body. Shirts and tight pants, patterns and cool designs, these are the trademarks of a past that young people have not experienced.
So, why is the old school fashion returning? It can also be a metaphor to try to extract the best things from the past. You see, when old school fashion came to this century, we never brought all the bad memories with it.