Fashion Resurrected: Vintage and Modern Fashion Trends Explored 

Fashion Resurrected: Vintage and Modern Fashion Trends Explored 

Mackena Frandsen

Hey you! Yeah you! Look at what your wearing. Is it a pair of ripped jeans? A band t-shirt? Maybe you’re wearing a leather skirt or a vibrant sweater? Nowadays we buy clothing that we find pleasing but do you every think about where those bell bottom jeans you’re wearing came from. Think about this. Every item of clothing we wear came from a certain era. Today teens wear a mix of clothing from the 80’s, 90’s and even the 50’s,  

Let’s start with the basics. The number one item worn by young and old….jeans! The first pair of blue jeans appeared in 1871. They were invented by Jacob W. Davis in corporation with Levi Strauss & Co. In the 1870’s blue jeans were men’s wear and didn’t become fashionable until the 60’s. Now jeans come in an assortment of patterns and colors and continue to change to fit the demands of the wearer. 

Nikes! Where did those popular, colorful shoes that everyone has in their closet come from? The first Nike shoes were made inside a waffle iron when Nike inventor came up with the idea of a grooved pattern on the bottom of shoes. The company with the swoosh we all recognizes was founded in 1964 and was first released under the name Blue Ribbon Sports. In 1971 the company officially became Nikenamed after the goddess of victory. 

The windbreaker is another item that is being brought back into our present fashion society. It became popular in the 70’s but its origin can be traced back to over 500 years ago. The windbreaker that we know and love today descended from the Inuit Eskimo’s parkas. The Inuit version was made for survival while today we wear ours to make a fashion statement.  

It’s always exciting to see what past fashion trends reappear in our society many sit on the edge of their seats trying to predict what may come next.