It is a very amazing fact that different era and events in the history have influenced the way of dressing among people. Some of the fashion styles that are considered as classic are those that hardly ‘go out of fashion’. With the minor changes, the classic fashion styles always remain in the trend. Some of the fashion styles fade away with time and remain popular for a short period. Sometimes, the fashion styles are dependent on the taste of people and are worn as the cultural preference or social status. This paper will discuss the most significant decades of fashion that still influence the fashion industry. Paper will analyse the key design codes and their impact from a particular decade from the 1930’s to1990’s.
The period of 1960s and 1970s gained significant heights because of the establishment of the boutiques made available the fashionable designs for the general population with fast turnover. This situation had changed the process that was mainly reserved for the elite class. Now the designer pieces had become available for the mass audiences. Sarongs from Indonesia and Saris from India had also influenced the fashion trends in Australia since 1950s (Modern Australian fashion, 2013). These attires influenced the look of the people in 1960s and displayed hippy idioms. Sarong design became very popular in 1970s and this was done by the designer Mary Shackman. In addition, she introduced hand printed and hand painted designs in 1975. The cut and style of sarong had dominated the Australian fashion industry in 1980s. Women had sarong style beach wears and leisure wear. The most famous fashion icon in 1980s Australia was Katie Pye, who used the innovative fabric and graphic forms. The fashion trends in 1990s include the grunge fashion that consisted of the ripped jeans, Doc martens, flannel shirts, mom jeans and he combat boots. The main fashion approach was unkempt-grunge and anti-confirmist.
The assignment is based on discussing the fashion trends and key fashion codes in 1930s to 1990s Australia. Paper discussed the significant change in fashion and style in different decades and provided a comprehensive detail about the most significant fashion trends and styles.