Time Machine / Fashion Adverts from the 80s

The 1980s - a time of leg warmers and jumpsuits - here we take a look at fashion advertising from this era. There's some really creative pieces in here - so travel back down memory lane and be inspired by an 80's twist ...

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These 80's adverts look really retro, even though i'm sure they were cutting edge when they were released. The best from above, is the "Nike" ad and "Calvin Klein" they seem classic and similar concepts are still used today to promote the brand.

Branding is the key, when you are trying to sell a product. What these adverts do and still do is put that brand into our minds and keep them there. Yes, some of the ads do have a 'retro' look to them, but some of them could be still used today (like the Calvin Klein and Converse ads). The old adverts and branding are starting to re-used. For instance, monster munch crisps have re-released their old crisp packaging to send a message to their customers that they are still the same as they used to be.