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1980s: New Romantic fashion in Leeds
1980s: New Romantic fashion in Leeds

Rewind: fashion

For the last part in our archive series Rewind, we've been trawling through the vaults for some of the lost fashion gems we've brought you on Look North over the years.


Rewind visits the TV archives for fashion features on Look North (Thursday 9  June 2005) including the micro mini-skirt and New Romantics in Leeds.

Some of the memories might be quite painful as we take a look back at what we used to wear from the mini-skirt to platform shoes, the perm to the padded shoulders.

We ought to warn you, you might find some of these pictures upsetting and the film probably should carry a fashion-police warning.

1960s: A mini-skirt in Leeds
1960s: A mini-skirt in Leeds

Watch the video and you'll see some images from the swinging sixties, it's 1969 and there is film of a woman at a secretarial college in Leeds saying a shapely leg and a mini skirt could help a female job hunter. We also have a Look North news story from the same year, when British Rail in York banned the micro mini skirt.

And then in the 1980s the New Romantic look hit the streets, you can thrill to footage of the trend as it looked at the launch of a new shop in the city.

Go on take a deep breath and click on the viedo footage.

Missed any of the programmes? Check out the footage by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

last updated: 10/06/05
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Do you remember any of your own fashion disasters? Prehaps you would like to bring a fashion trend back? Was Goth or New Romantic the top Leeds look?
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vicky
can you put on the screen short skirts nice ones that are in fashion

j.h
In the sixties miniskirt was the coolest thing.The garters and stocking tops were on display like never before in the normal street and offifce wear.If only that time would come back.

andi
those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it!

pete
sisters, leeds 6 - lest we forget

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