ANNAKIKI and the girl from 2080.
Inspired by a dream, ANNAKIKI Creative Director Anna Yang envisioned a girl from the future who travels back to the 1980s. This was a time when the world economy experienced a recovery, social classes divided and clothing became an important means for people to express their individuality.
Independent, professional women subverted tradition and displayed their originality with a colourful, powerful, exaggerated style of dressing.
In the time before the internet and social media, social activities involved people interacting at cocktail parties, dances and dinner parties with pop music by Madonna and Prince playing in the background. The time travelling ANNAKIKI girl blends the blazing style of feminism in the 80s into a brilliant collision with contemporary and futuristic design.
The “2080” collection includes numerous non-binary garments, a signature of ANNAKIKI’s quirky style, with 80s elements that include contour structures, wide shoulder power suits, and exaggerated sleeve details. The futuristic deconstruction design reworks professional suiting. High-waisted party dresses with elegant, playful silhouettes including fun fluffy and textural design details. Special touches throughout include exaggerated luxury oversized accessories, crystal appliques, and custom print scrunchies.
Written by Todd Anthony
Photography Sam Tabone