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20th Century Reinvention by Neko-Vi 20th Century Reinvention by Neko-Vi
I tried to reinvent every decade of the past century~ It's been a good exercise, because I studied every different silhouette and looks and lifestyles.
The designs may be not that reinvented from the original trends, but it's also about the reinvention of women.

From left to right:

40s - A woman that has to face with World War II. At home she had to be the mother and the father, because men were at battlefront. Dark colours, elegance and seriousness. Dior is the new fashion choice.

20s - Boyish style. Tall, slim silhouette with short hair. After the World War I people wanted just to party everyday, it was the golden age of USA, until the stock market crash in 1929. Chanel queen of fashion.

70s - Saturday Night Fever! Very similar to the 20s with the party-all-night concepts. She want to be free, to see the world, to keep up the feminist revolution started in the previous decade. Yves Saint Laurent style.

10s - She's still linked to the old Victorian style, but something new is about to start. The dresses are more simple, with less decorations, flat skirt and less opulence.

30s - The stars of Hollywood started to shine and influenced the fashion trends: Jean Harlow with her blonde platinum curls and white fur, Ginger Rogers with red. Some women started to work.

60s - Women revolution! Some started to wear pants or mini skirts, shocking society. Mini colorful dresses, big sunglasses, hairspray, Audrey Hepburn, the Beatles, psychedelic era and hippies.

90s - Flowers, denim, mini tops and low waist pants but also all-black, posh spice style. Violet lipstick, glitter and shiny skin. A woman that is finally free to choose between many kind of looks and ways to appear. Let's not forget about Spice Girls, Aqua, the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears!

50s - A new, modern era just begun, after the dark times of the world war, but the woman is still under man's control and authority. She must be a perfect housewife and mother, and look always good and happy. Dior ruled the fashion world, the New Look.

80s - Rebel yell! Girls are tired to obey and satisfy the expectations. They mixed and matched new outfits, always trying to look different and crazy, Punks were everywhere, everywhere music, everywhere clubs. MTV, Madonna, Cindy Lauper, Grace Jones, Tina Turner, soap operas like 'Dinasty', yuppies and wannabe-rich-and-famous.

I hope you liked this work~ tell me what's your favourite decade!

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HawthornSword Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the 1910s outfit! These are so cool!
TiteArumi Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love the two first decades design... ♥
tiny-otaku-easel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Third from the left is something I would defiantly wear
Chey4ever Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely 10's and 90's :D
Ashborne-Demon Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
These are all really wonderful!

I think I'd have to say 10s is my favorite design. Beautiful study piece!
ThatAnimeDude Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
are these very litaral designs, or just inspird with modern twists?  
StarlingKia Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all the designs but the one that stands out most to me is the 40's. Her overall outfit screams a personality that could and would stand up to the demands of the century and in a way saying yes I am female and I can do your job just fine. I don;t know if that makes sense but it appears in my mind's eye. I do love all the rest as well. Everything is just fantastic! :D
TwistedAlyx Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Really like the 2nd and 4th designs from the left.
Alizarinna Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I love the 20s !
WriteRelease Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Writer
Wow how fascinating!
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