Teased hair, wool suits, and oversized blazers with voluminous shoulder pads. Are the iconic workwear styles of the 80s back in trend for 2019? The Borbonese Fall 2019 ready-to-wear collection may suggest the answer is yes – but with a modern, Instagram-ready upgrade that makes all the difference.
The Italian brand – made up of designers Dorian Tarantini and Matteo Mena – presented its latest vintage-inspired designs at Teatro Manzoni during this February season of Milan Fashion Week. The range is full of oversized buttons, exaggerated jacket silhouettes, and slip dresses with punk rock elements.
“It’s the Eighties, but in a fresh and digital way,” designer Tarantini shared via WWD about the collection. “We worked a lot on tailoring, because when you’re 16 or 17 years old, the first time you see a tailleur feels very new.”
To showcase the collection this Milan Fashion Week, Borbonese also collaborated with footwear brand Moon Boots to add another dose of space-age futurism to the lookbook styling. Many styles are showcased with the puffy platform nylon ski boots, which were first launched in 1969, while other looks were paired with work-ready pointed-toe pumps.
Click through the gallery below to view the lookbook of images from the Borbonese Fall 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection at Milan Fashion Week.
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All images courtesy of Borbonese