1980S

Fashion

7 of Leigh Bowery's most iconic outfits

To mark 25 years since he passed away, we pay tribute to just a few of the club legend, performance artist and designer's most memorable ensembles.
James Anderson
2.7.20
Culture

these photos capture the wild, queer nightlife scene of 80s hamburg

Hamburg's Front was not just a club, but a space for people to live their truth and freedom. We had a chat with former resident DJ Klaus Stockhausen about rave culture and finding “the real deal.”
Juule Kay
12.6.18
Fashion

throwback to 1987, when i-D presented six style tribes of the moment!

British paninari, cuties, metalists, westenders, goth chics and the brash pack: i-D's Pop Issue put a spotlight on the most influential subcultures of the 1980s!
i-D Staff
5.4.17
Culture

the faces and places of pre-gentrified east london

Photographer Andrew Holligan captured 80s anarchists, fascists, and little girls with Cabbage Patch dolls.
Matthew Whitehouse
3.6.17
Culture

photographing youth unemployment in 80s england

Throughout Thatcher's rule, photographer Tish Murtha created a powerful document of life in Newcastle. Today, her images remain as relevant as ever.
Matthew Whitehouse
2.15.17
Culture

travel back to louche, lawless 70s new york

A new exhibition of photographer Arlene Gottfried's work reveals a city filled with nudity and naiveté.
Sarah Moroz
1.20.16
Culture

​queer nightlife as activism since 1980, a radical art show in new york and london

Meet the curators of Party Out Of Bounds, an exhibition in New York with work by John Waters, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Kia LaBeija, John Sex and Wu Tsang that celebrates the history of nightlife as activism since 1980, ahead of John Walter’s one-night...
Charlotte Gush
9.30.15
music interviews

client liaison may make you laugh, but they'll keep you dancing

“I won’t pretend people haven’t dismissed us as kitsch, but I’d like to think the music stands for itself.”
Wendy Syfret
3.5.15