True fashionistas will see how the vision of The Carrie Diaries 80s fashion is deeply embedded in the cultural fabric of the 80s. To prepare my team for what was coming, I created this series to describe what I felt would be the most important aspects of 80’s fashion to include in The Carrie Diaries. Most people watching The Carrie Diaries were born in the 90s. And I think most people in the cast were born in the 90s too for that matter! So, I made sure to use a combination of modern and vintage images and fashions, and keep a high-low mix of street wear, runway, couture, and mass market. I focused on the trends I could see being viable options and sustainable over the duration of hopefully many continuous seasons.
There were so many fashion inspirations in the 80s. Some of them were geographic, some of them were cultural, some retro, some neo. It was a fabulous kaleidoscopic influx of global proportions in a way that had never happened before.